For sure you’ve never thought that sleeping naked can help improve your health. It actually has some benefits that go beyond just comfort.
Don’t we all sleep better when we’re comfy and snuggly? According to the National Sleep Foundation, temperature has a lot to do with sleeping better. A cooler environment can help improve the quality of your sleep. In fact, experts suggest that the ideal bedroom temperature for sleeping is around 15–19°C.
Sleeping naked lets your body cool down and be free from clothes after a long day! Being naked in bed allows you to savor the cozy feeling of smooth sheets against your skin and get relaxed easier when there’s no nightclothes constricting your movement.
Fall asleep faster
Aside from sleeping better, you can also fall asleep faster if you go to bed naked. Experts at the National Sleep Foundation say that body temperature plays an important role in your circadian rhythm, your body’s biological clock that regulates when you sleep and wake up.
Cooling down cues your body that it’s bedtime, and sleeping naked — which lowers your body temperature — can help you fall asleep faster.
Sleeping naked lets you be more in touch with your body. A study found that having some time naked helped in boosting self-esteem and overall body image. Going to bed naked is a great way to embrace self-love!
Prevents yeast infections
The vagina is a warm, moist environment, and sleeping in underwear or jammies hinders good airflow. This condition makes it easier for yeast to thrive and lead to yeast infection.
Sleeping naked lets the vagina air out and stay healthy. It’s good to give it some time free from pieces of clothing that constrict it during the day.
Promotes male fertility
A recent study found that men who wore boxers had higher sperm counts compared to those who wore tight underwear.
This could be because loose underwear such as boxers helps keep the testicles cool and at an ideal temperature for sperm health.
Another way to keep the testicles cool at night and improve sperm count is to go to bed naked. Let the balls loose!
While sex is great at getting more intimate with your partner, simply sleeping naked together is also enough to make your love life happier.
One study shows that direct skin-to-skin contact with your partner encourages the body to release oxytocin. This feel-good hormone is associated with reducing stress, improving general well-being, and strengthening the connection between you and your partner.
Touching your partner is great for your health and your relationship — so reap both benefits by sleeping together naked!
How to get naked
To start getting naked in bed is as easy as just taking your clothes off and start your slumbering. But if you’re doing it for the first time, you might be uncomfortable in the beginning.
You can start by gradually reducing the clothes you wear every night. For example, you can try sleeping in just a shirt and underwear first, until you get comfortable sleeping completely naked. It’s totally up to you how you’ll do it.
If you want to have some privacy when you sleep naked, a darker room may help you be more comfortable.
Your sheets can also make a difference. Soft, light sheets are more cool and comfortable, while rough, scratchy fabrics can be bothersome.
Taking a hot shower before bedtime can also help relax you.
If you can’t, here’s what you can do
Sleeping in constricting clothes really is uncomfortable and not-so-good for your health. Going to bed naked is delightful and beneficial, but sometimes there are reasons that hinder you from doing so.
Wearing loose jammies made of cotton, silk, or linen can also keep your skin cool when you sleep. Also, make sure that what you’re going to wear every night is clean and fresh.
Going nude in bed has several benefits for overall health, but not everyone can always sleep naked. Whatever you’re comfortable with, what matters is that you get enough quality sleep every night.