After a long day, many of us trudge up to bed, pop on our pyjamas and settle down for a well-earned night’s sleep. But what if we didn’t put on our pyjamas? What if we just took off our clothes and climbed into bed as naked as the day we were born?
You may have got an idea of doing this when no one was home or when you were out in a hotel on some business trip.
Since only 8% of people sleep naked, most everyone can discover the benefits of sleeping in the buff. This may sound far-fetched, but hear me out before you throw those cozy flannel pajamas on.
10 Benefits of Sleeping Naked
1. Sleeping Naked Reduces Stress:
We all know that prolonged stress is bad news. It suppresses your immune system and increases your risk of heart disease, depression, and obesity in addition to decreasing your cognitive performance. Stress throws your cortisol levels out of whack. Proper rest helps to restore normal cortisol levels, which improves your stress level regardless of what’s happening around you. As described in the section above, sleeping naked will help you to get a better night’s sleep.
2.It Is Easier For You
Of course, when putting pajamas on your body, it means you have more work to do: you have to take off clothes, pick out the jammies and put them on later.
That may make you like a lazy person, yet sometimes, it is also better for your wallet. You do not have to purchase pajamas.
Well, this benefit is too obvious and is a wonderful secondary effect of enhanced oxytocin. According to researchers, those people who released the higher levels of oxytocin tended to enjoy stronger orgasms and also had more engaging physical intimacy life than those who do not. It means not only more intercourse, but better experience of physical intimacy.
4. Sleeping Naked Builds Confidence
Confidence doesn’t just feel good; it’s the pillar of success. It pushes you to try new things, take on challenges, and persevere in the face of adversity. A University of Melbourne study found that confident people earn higher wages and get promoted more often than their less confident counterparts. Sleeping naked makes you more comfortable in your own skin. As your comfort with your body increases, so does your self-esteem and confidence.
5. Get Healthier Skin
Healthy skin can be defined as the skin that gets fresh air regularly. So your duty should be to let it breathe freely. Sleeping naked will help your skin get exposed to a good quantity of clean air.
Also, it will prevent you from meeting the dermatologist because of reasons such as rash, irritation or any other skin-related issues.
Nicole Prause, Associate Research Scientist at the University of California Los Angeles, told Medical Daily that sleeping in the nude can help women ventilate their bodies and reduce the risk of vaginal bacteria causing infections.
For men, sleeping naked has been found to protect sperm quality due to the increase in airflow and reduced temperatures.
According to a 2014 study, staying cool through the night might help to revive your metabolism. Researchers found out that when you sleep in a chilly room, you produced almost double the volume of brown fat.
Brown fat is a type of fat stored in your neck areas that help you in burning calories for generating body heat.
This study was in comparison to when the same people had been sleeping in a warmer room. Keeping the body temperature lower by sleeping naked could produce a similar effect.
Feeling colder during the night decreases blood sugar levels. It helps you in having a better metabolism and also prevents you from risks of type-2 diabetes.
Studies showed that people who sleep almost naked are likely to improve their health in a time of several weeks. Not only does it reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, but also that of heart disease and obesity.
If you are like me, who hates having to wake up early to take a shower in the morning due to sweat produced during the previous night, then sleeping naked is a good idea for you.
When you do not wear pajamas, you will stay cool during the night, drastically boosting the likeliness of a good day the next morning.
Similar to the reasons explained in the benefit above, high levels of cortisol will increase your appetite. That is why when sleeping naked, you can lower the amount of cortisol within your body, so you will feel less likely to need a midnight snack / a dessert in the middle of the next day, helping increase the effectiveness of weight loss as well as weight management.