After having a long tiring day accomplishing your daily targets, there is nothing else that feels better than a well relaxed night rest. A good sleep re-energizes and makes you feel healthier and more focused the next day. One of the ways of enjoying sleep to the maximum is by sleeping naked.
It might seem weird at first to go to bed wearing nothing at all, but sleeping without the confines of clothing actually feels very comfortable and has many health benefits.
According to a sleep survey conducted in the United States, only 8 percent of Americans go to sleep baring it all, but more people especially couples may want to give it a try after reading this article.
YOU’LL SLEEP BETTER
Pajamas might seem more comfy or cozy but they can be a real hindrance while you sleep. As you sleep, Pajamas increase your body temperature making it difficult to stay asleep for a longer duration. Also, as a result of the clothing on your body, you might unconsciously not feel like going to sleep at all. The body requires a cool environment to fall asleep.
If naked, the skin naturally cools off along with the rest of the body when you hit the sack for the night, but wearing pajamas or other clothing prevents this from happening.
YOUR BODY WILL HAVE MORE ROOM TO BREATHE
Our bodies are covered with clothes most of the time, we never really expose our skin to “air-out”. Women especially who wear under-wears while sleeping trap bacteria and yeast that can eventually result to skin diseases or other ailments on the privates. All these can be prevented by allowing air in the most enclosed parts of your body while sleeping.
Plus it is such a soothing feeling to allow cool air touch your skin without anything getting in the way.
SLEEPING NAKED NEXT TO YOUR PARTNER WILL REDUCE YOUR STRESS LEVELS
We all know that cuddling and getting physically close to someone improves our health in many ways. But sleeping naked can take things to a whole new level. Feeling that skin-to-skin contact with your partner will help you de-stress even more, lowering your blood pressure and making you more relaxed. Not to mention, sleeping naked next to someone makes you happier, and therefore, healthier.
HELPS GROW MORE INTIMACY
A 2014 survey of 1,000 married British people revealed that people who slept naked were more happy in their relationships. As high as 57% reported feelings of satisfaction in their relationships. But only a slightly less figure of 48% of people who sleep in pajamas report the same feelings. While as low as 15% of those who sleep in jumpsuits reported that close intimate feeling with their partners.
SLEEPING NAKED WILL HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT
After a bad sleep, our bodies consume a lot of energy which makes us want to eat excessively. Sleep experts explain that During sleep, your growth hormones increase while the stress hormone cortisol decreases. The natural process helps balance our body energies but a bad sleep can upset this balance. Sleeping naked aides the body in breathing and relaxing better thus maintaining the balance.
When we are awake, the stress hormone cortisol starts increasing once again to give our bodies consume energy to work through the day. However, if the stress hormone gets excessively high, you tend to eat more junk and unhealthy foods which in turn could lead to weight gain.