When it comes to sleeping in your birthday suit, people tend to fall into two categories: for it and against it. Some people only want to sleep nude, while others prefer some protection from loose clothing items. Sleeping nude has somewhat of a taboo status, but it doesn’t always have to be about making love. Through various studies, researchers have found that sleeping nude comes with a number of health benefits.
Sleeping nude can boost several aspects of your health, physically and mentally. It seems strange that such a simple thing can improve your health in several ways. Some of the health benefits are just too good to ignore! Don’t fight the data and consider stripping down to get your snooze on after learning about the following benefits of sleeping nude.
Better Sleep Quality
One thing that everyone can agree on about sleeping nude is that it helps to keep you cool during sleep. Your body temperature plays a big role in how you fall asleep and how long you remain asleep. By cooling down your body, you can improve your overall sleep quality. That said, sleeping nude may not have the best effects if your house is very hot. Sleep experts agree that the ideal sleep environment ranges between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. In fact, a 2012 study confirmed that the temperature of the room where you sleep is one of the most integral components to quality sleep. When you are cool at night, you don’t toss and turn as much, which helps you wake up well rested.
Keeps Your Skin Healthy
Besides enhancing sleep quality, sleeping in the buff may help keep your skin healthy. A small study observed whether or not people with poor sleep experienced a reduced ability to heal from a small wound. Researchers divided the participants into three groups – one group received adequate sleep, one group was sleep deprived, and the third group was sleep deprived but received extra nutrients. The group that slept well experienced quicker recovery from the small wound. This may not have a direct correlation to sleeping nude, but it may indirectly benefit the skin by improving overall sleep quality.
Promotes The Release Of Oxytocin
Oxytocin, or the love hormone, can benefit your health in several ways. According to research, oxytocin may help decrease stress levels, lower blood pressure, combat depression, and boost your mood. Sleep studies show that sleeping nude aids the release of oxytocin, and some nighttime cuddles with skin-to-skin contact only produces more oxytocin. A 2014 study observed 1,000 married couples in England. 57% of the couples who slept naked reported a happier feeling in their relationship. On the other hand, 48% of the couples who slept in pajamas reported a similar happy feeling. 15% of the couples who slept in onesies were merely “satisfied” with their partner. Lose the onesie and remove unnecessary clothing to see if that sparks a new fire in your relationship.
May Improve Testicular Health
If you are a man and want to keep those swimmers as healthy as you can, sleep in the natural state. Some researchers from various universities discovered that wearing boxers during the day and going commando at night improved sperm quality. Researchers studied 500 men, each of whom explained the sleeping habits and attire of their choice for a year. At the end of the study period, the men who followed the “boxer-by-day/nude-by-night” example had a 25% lower rate of damaged DNA in sperm than men who wore tighter underwear all day.
Reduces Risk Of Yeast Infections
Yeast infections are quite common and they have become easier to treat over the years. They are also avoidable, provided you take the right preventative steps. A yeast infection requires a certain environment in which to thrive, but preventing that environment can eradicate the need for treatment. Sleeping in the nude keeps your body at a cooler temperature, and yeast requires a warm, moist environment for growth. You can help reduce the risk of yeast infections, or prevent them from growing and spreading, by sleeping in your birthday suit.