Sleeping is one of the most important periods of our daily life. Healthy sleeping is crucial – it includes right duration, right position, right timing, right habits and right environment. According to several studies, sleeping naked has several health benefits which we never thing about.
Surveys show that every third person (adults) on the planet sleeps naked.
Sleeping naked – sexuality
Sleeping naked is great for harmonized relationships because skin to skin contacts increase pheromone interactions and stimulate production of oxytocin (sometimes called “cuddle hormone”). According to scientists, oxytocin is the hormone which released during sex and other intimate gestures like hugging or holding hands. In general, people who prefer to sleep naked feel relaxed and are more in mood for intimacy.
At the same time, oxytocin has a protective effect on the heart, as it lowers blood pressure, boosts the immune system and reduces anxiety.
It is well known that testes prefer cool conditions (especially during night) – it keeps sperm quality healthy. Several studies show that men who prefer to sleep naked has better semen tests.
“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.”
Prof. Allan Pacey, Fertility expert, University of Sheffield, UK.
Sleeping naked – infections
Sleeping naked can be healthier for private parts of your body. Warm and moist environment can sometimes cause the overgrowth of yeast infection and parasite bacteria. “Open air” is known way to prevent infections. Cool and more airy sleeping conditions can actually prevent yeast infections.
At the same time, naked body “breathes” better – it can reduce the risk of some skin diseases, like athlete’s foot, that result from wet, restricted skin.
Sleeping naked – body temperature
It is well known that body temperature progressively declines while sleeping and healthy good sleep is possible only in cooler environment. High temperature and warm environment always trigger sweat and disturb the sleep. Actually, sleeping naked can help body to stay cool. It is becoming more important for menopause women who suffer from hot flashes.
At the same time, according to scientists, high body temperature at night disrupts the release of some anti-aging hormones (melatonin and growth hormone). It means sleeping naked can support anti-aging processes and help you to look younger.
Sleeping naked – obesity
Some experts noted that naked sleep can reduce levels of stress hormone cortisol which is burning more calories and controlling hunger feelings.
Sleeping naked – freedom, comfort and confidence
Interviewed women noted that naked sleeping is pleasant and sensational – it is sexy and feeling sexy increases the confidence.
It is also very easy to sleep without any clothes (pajamas, shorts, T-shirts) – less shopping, less washing.
Naked sleeping means freedom from pants, underwear and bra – this feeling just force you to smile and to be ready for more…
Sleeping naked – sleep quality
Naked sleep provides deeper sleep. In order to fall asleep, body temperature needs to drop by about half degree. And in order to stay asleep, that ideal body temperature needs to be regulated; otherwise your brain will wake you up. The main health benefit of naked sleeping is that it’s easier for body to cool down quicker and to maintain that lower body temperature brain wants to achieve during healthy deep good sleep.
Sleeping naked – hormones
Naked sleep helps to regulate hormone cortisol – this hormone helps keep your body temperature at the optimal ranges. During overheated sleep cortisol levels tend to stay high, even after you wake up – it can lead to increased anxiety, cravings for bad food and weight gain.
At the same time, regular naked sleep helps your body to regulate melatonin and growth hormone levels. These hormones are well known in prevention of aging and they are essential for good health. Actually, sleeping is clothes makes you grow old faster.
Healthy sleeping is crucial for body functioning, mind, mood and general health. Every adult should sleep about 7-8 hours during night (deep and not interrupted). Unfortunately many people have sleeping…
Disclaimer: It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor for professional advice. Above mentioned information and recommendations are just general and should be adapted to each person according to personal health indicators and status.