You Should Definitely Be Sleeping Naked
Like I do every night…..
Sleeping naked with your partner definitely has its plus points getting to snuggle against their warm body instead of their PJs. But that’s not the only upside of going to bed in your birthday outfit, I have been doing it for the last 20 years and whether you sleep alone or with your other half, being naked can and does improve your health and sex life because of science.
You’ll fall asleep faster, if you sleep naked.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, the amount of time it takes you to go from being fully awake to fast asleep—called your “sleep onset latency” (SOL)—has a direct impact on your sleep satisfaction. Surprise, surprise, staring at the ceiling and counting sheep is nobody’s idea of a good time. A key way to reduce your SOL is lowering your body temperature. Falling temperatures signal to your body that it’s time for sleep and one simple way to do this is by ditching your clothing.
You’ll sleep better.
Decreasing your body temperature not only helps you fall asleep faster, but it also helps you sleep more soundly. “There are lots of benefits to getting deep sleep, and sleeping naked can often help accomplish that,” explains Dr. W. Christopher Winter, sleep specialist and author of The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It. He says the temperature most conducive to sleep is 18.3 degrees. And, in case you didn’t know, your body temp changes frequently throughout the night, meaning it’s easier to start out naked. This enables you to control your temperature with blankets rather than risk disrupting your sleep by having to remove layer after layer of clothing.
You’ll improve your relationship.
People who snooze in the nude are more likely to report being happy with their relationship, according to a survey by Cotton. The brand surveyed 1,000 British adults who were either married or in a relationship to find out what they sleep in and how they feel about their relationship.
A whopping 57 percent of nude sleepers said they were happy with their relationship, while only 48 percent of pajama wearers and 43 percent of nightie wearers felt the same (who still wears a nightie?!). And only 38 percent of onesie wearers (yes, onesies) said they were happy with their relationship.
While this isn’t exactly a scientific study, it does make sense that naked cuddling could boost relationship satisfaction. Skin-to-skin contact releases the soothing chemical oxytocin, which has a positive impact on fueling intimacy between partners.
You’ll reduce stress and anxiety, if you Sleep Naked.
The oxytocin that’s released through skin-to-skin contact also has an effect on stress reduction. While this doesn’t apply to individuals sleeping alone, the simple act of removing your clothing prior to getting into bed can be stress-relieving for some couples. And the more relaxed you are going into your sleep environment, the better your chances are of getting deep sleep. I feel like my last relationship went downhill when she started to wear PJs to bed. Deep sleep means your body produces less cortisol (the stress hormone), Stress affects many of your bodily systems, so reducing it can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of a stroke or heart attack. It’s also pretty obvious people who are less stressed have happier relationships and better sex lives, just saying. Boom SLEEP NAKED ALREADY.
You’ll improve your vaginal health.
Sleeping naked gives your vagina a chance to breathe and may contribute to its general health, same for guys bits too. It’s also known that tight-fitting and sweaty underwear can up your chances of getting a yeast infection since yeast typically grows in warm, moist environments. When it comes to your overall sexual health, there’s no better place to start than with your vaginal health.
Still not convinced?
I have told you all the ways sleeping naked can benefit your health, relationship, and sex life, here’s one more reason to disrobe: less laundry. Now, will you at least give it a try?