Sleeping naked has always been looked down upon as a taboo but despite all the mythical believes on this, researchers have found out that sleeping naked can actually cause wonderful health results.
Sleeping naked does not need to be about sex all the time and it actually has a good impact on your health and mind. So, read out why sleeping naked is the best thing for your health.
1. Oxytocin is released.
One of the hormones that are released when we sleep naked is the Oxytocin. It is the ‘love hormone’ and this hormone is beneficial to our health in many ways. It will lower blood-pressure, decrease stress levels, help combat depression and it will give you a feeling of contentment without mentioning the improvement on your love life. In 2014 a survey was conducted with the participation of 1000 British married couples and 57% of the couples who slept naked reported feeling very happy in their relationship. 48% of the couples who slept in pajamas also reported the same and 15% of those who slept in onesies reported feeling only satisfied.
2. Cortisol levels are lowered.
When your body is in the sleep mode, it automatically drops its temperature and sleeping naked helps to regulate this temperature. When the temperature is regulated the normal level of cortisol in the system is also maintained and therefore you feel less stress, anxiety and even weight gain.
3. You will experience a more peaceful sleep.
When you are dressed in pajamas and wrapped in blankets, automatically your body temperature goes up. This over-heating often prevents the body from reaching its optimal temperature for deep sleep to occur. You can prevent this condition by wearing fewer clothes.
4. You will look younger, longer.
Apart from the love hormone, there are also some other hormones which are released when you sleep and the effectiveness of these hormones also depend on your body temperature. Melatonin and growth hormone which contribute to anti-aging and skin health are successfully released when the body temperature is lowered. We recommend you to keep your bedroom below 70 F (21 C) to further aid this process. So try sleeping naked to keep those wrinkles away!
5. Testicular health is improved.
If you are guy and looking to keep those swimmers of yours healthy, then sleeping naked can be the best option for you. In fact, researchers from the National Institute of Child-Health and Development at Stanford University have discovered that wearing boxers during the day and going commando at night improves overall sperm quality. The researchers studied 500 men, each of whom explained their sleeping habits and underwear choice, for a full year. They discovered men who followed the boxer-by-day / commando-by-night routine had a 25% lower rate of damaged DNA on their sperms than did men who wore tighter underwear 24/7.
“We have known for some time that men who increase the temperature of their testicles, either through the heat exposure at work or by wearing tight underwear, have poorer semen quality compared to men whose testicles are cooler” said Allen Pacey, a leading fertility expert and researcher at the University of Sheffield In England, told the New York Post.
6. Reduce the risk of yeast infections.
Yeast infections are common and troublesome but the best thing is that they are avoidable too. You can completely eradicate the need of treatments by preventing the conditions the infections need to thrive. Yeast needs heat to grow up and by sleeping naked you can prevent this condition as your body will be cooler.
7. You will gain confidence.
Sleeping naked make you feel comfortable with your skin and waking up in the morning after a very refreshing sleep, often make you feel happy. A happier you is more confident you, and a more confident you is a happier you.
8. It feels wonderful
Our body always need to release the sweat out of pores and when we are at sleep this process can be inhibited by the clothes we wear. This can be avoided by sleeping wearing nothing. It feels really great and you need not to worry about getting heated at the middle of the night.
So, try to sleep naked because despite all its sexual connotations, it feels really good to sleep like that and you will get wonderful health results too!