Although there currently isn’t enough scientific research on the effects of sleeping naked, many people believe that it can improve our overall health and wellness in many ways, including falling asleep faster and supporting quality sleep.
Unfortunately, we are all aware of the fact that lack of sleep has become one of the major issues people face due to the fast-paced lives we all live. Eventually, sleep deprivation increases the risk of other serious health issues such as heart disease and diabetes.
That said, if you aren’t getting the recommended amount of sleep (at least seven hours each night), you may consider sleeping nude and see if it helps you with your sleep. And, apart from improved sleep, sleeping naked may also positively impact your self-esteem, skin health, reproductive health, and your relationship with your partner.
Let’s have a closer look at these now!
The circadian rhythm which cycles through heating and cooling patterns is in charge of regulating our bodies. As we start feeling tired and sleepy in the evening, our bodies increase melatonin production and decrease body temperature. That’s why room temperature is crucial for getting quality sleep and should range from 66 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
On the other hand, if it’s too hot at night, sleep will be interrupted. That’s one of the reasons why people prefer sleeping naked as it helps them achieve a cooler core temperature in a shorter time. Yet, ensure your bedding is comfortable for optimal results.
Another benefit of sleeping naked when it comes to women is improved vaginal health. Namely, nudity may help you avoid or eliminate Candida yeast which may cause infection and inflame the mucous membrane of the vagina resulting in itching and pain.
In general, inadequate air circulation typically due to wearing tight or synthetic underwear increases the risk of getting yeast infections. That said, avoiding tight underwear and when sleeping and sleeping nude can improve women’s vaginal health.
On the other hand, when it comes to men, sleeping naked can have a positive effect on fertility. Just like with women, wearing tight-fitting underwear while sleeping isn’t a good choice for men too.
Namely, such underwear increases the temperature of the scrotum and as a result, reduces sperm vitality and count. Evidence also shows that scrotal cooling positively impacts not only sperm health but motility too. Therefore, men should also sleep naked to increase sperm health.
Sleeping naked can also boost your skin health and appearance. Wrinkles, drooping, swelling, and dark circles are all symptoms of sleep deprivation and fatigue. Reduced sleep also decreases the ability of the skin to heal blisters, cuts, or other wounds.
With that in mind, if sleeping naked supports quality sleep, it is logical to conclude that sleeping nude will also improve your skin health. Sleep provides enough time for your skin to regenerate and repair. So, for healthy skin, sleep is key.
Self-Esteem and Relationships
Last but not least, you can strengthen your relationship with your partner and stimulate feelings of fulfillment and intimacy by sleeping naked. Engaging in skin-to-skin contact is also vital for reducing stress as it stimulates the release of the oxytocin hormone, the feel-good hormone promoting safety and love.
And, besides strengthening your relationship, sleeping nude with your partner will also help you increase your self-esteem and have a positive image of your body.