Whether with your partner or while alone, sleeping naked can provide surprising health benefits. In fact, the health benefits are vast and range from a better mood to an even younger appearance. To help convince you and your partner, here are the top 5 scientifically proven reasons to sleep in the nude!
There’s nothing worse than hearing the alarm ring and feeling like you’ve slept for just an hour. As Dutch scientists discovered, you can maximize your deep-sleep stages by sleeping naked. Since your body isn’t being artificially warmed by clothing, your body is able to focus on sleeping deeply as opposed to regulating your body temperature. So if you want to feel more rested with less sleep, simply take your clothes off and hop into bed!
Sleeping naked allows your body to naturally cool itself off, and this helps your cortisol levels to remain even during your slumber. This is beneficial since high cortisol levels correspond to increased anxiety, increased hunger cravings, and in turn, an increased risk of gaining weight. By sleeping naked, your energy levels will remain more constant throughout the day, and your moods will be more stable due to even cortisol levels.
Sleeping in a well-regulated and cool room helps your body to release more melatonin. Melatonin is the hormone that helps you fall and stay asleep, but it can also help to keep your brain and skin younger through the years. By sleeping in the nude, you will have more melatonin released throughout the night. So not only will you be sleeping more deeply, you will be helping to combat the effects of aging as well!
Due to the deeper sleep you’ll be getting, sleeping naked will help you to reduce the risk for numerous diseases. One of the major benefits is reducing your risk for type 2 diabetes. Having six hours or more of quality sleep significantly reduces your risk of adult onset diabetes, and the easiest way to help is by sleeping in the nude!
Here’s the best part! If you’re sleeping next to your partner and you’re both naked, you both will naturally release the love-hormone oxytocin. This is the hormone that is released when you hold hands or share more intimate moments. So by sleeping naked, you will have more oxytocin released between the both of you, and in time, you will likely become more attracted to each other as a result. With your newfound intimacy, you will look forward to waking up in the morning!
These are all of the scientifically proven reasons for sleeping in the nude, but the best reason is simply for comfort! There’s nothing more comfortable than feeling free in your bed, and as a result, you will get numerous health benefits as well. If your partner is apprehensive, then simply show them this list and stress that scientists agree. All that’s left to do is leave the pajamas behind, and get ready for the best sleep of your life!