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By MacKenzie Nelson-Greene
Yoga Pants? Your man’s button up? Underwear? A nightgown? What do you sleep in, ladies?
Many of us often take pride in our comfy pants—those pants that we can’t seem to live without; the softest pants that hit our skin perfectly. Some of us even change into them the moment we get home from work. Nothing beats hopping into your comfy pants and jumping on the couch to watch a movie in the dark.
However, when it comes to sleep, what should we really be wearing to bed?
In the end, the best thing to sleep in is your birthday suit. There are mental and physical health benefits to wearing your birthday suit to bed, and you will be surprised at what naked sleeping has to off you!
The benefits to sleeping naked are not often considered, and many of them may even surprise you! If you’ve never considered sleeping in the nude, make sure you check out these five reasons you should start tonight!
#1) Sleep Better
Sleeping naked actually helps you sleep better! According to Lizzette Borreli of medicaldaily.com, “Sleeping naked will prevent the body from overheating, and will therefore lead to a better night’s sleep.” When you are not too hot, you get to sleep faster.
Additionally, sleeping in the nude can help you get a deeper sleep. This is great for those of us who are light sleepers, and often wake up several times a night. If the slightest sound wakes you, try sleeping completely naked. Calculate how many times you wake up during the night and compare it to when you sleep with pajamas on.
Also, if you are the type who wakes up groggy, or you rarely feel that refreshed, rejuvenated feeling of waking up after a full night of sleep, it is definitely time to get naked before bed, because you are clearly not sleeping deep enough to have a good night of sleep.
#2) Look Younger
Sleeping naked is a great way to keep yourself looking younger and your energy levels high. According to Lizzette Borreli of medicaldaily.com, “Maintaining a room temperature that is no higher than 70 degrees while we sleep allows the anti-aging hormones — melatonin and the growth hormone — to function properly.”
By keeping your core temperature down when you sleep naked, your anti-aging hormones will be working overtime, and helping you keep that young-looking, glowing skin that you always wanted.
While many of us spend hundreds of dollars on anti-aging creams, we often dismiss the fact that sleeping well can actually help us save that money. It is important to consider this as you scope out the latest products on the market for anti-aging potions. Besides, is there a better excuse to shed your garb and get into a comfy bed, free as a bird?
#3) It Leads to Better Sex
Many of you might be shocked by this one, but sleeping naked can actually lead to better sex! First of all, it leads to more skin to skin contact with your partner. With the sensation of flesh on flesh, you are more likely to become turned on.
Additionally, being naked actually helps your body release sexual hormones! This is great for those who have issues when it comes to libido. If you never seem to be in the mood, give yourself the opportunity to sleep naked as much as possible, because according to medicaldaily.com, “Sleeping in the nude with your partner can help stimulate the release of the ‘love’ hormone oxytocin.”
The more you sleep naked, the more your body will release oxytocin, which will lead to you having a higher sex drive.
So, get naked, snuggle up close to your man, and get your body to naturally release the hormones to create better sex!
#4) It’s Great For Your Hidden Areas!
According to Joseph Hindy of lifehack.org, “Your private parts, armpits, and feet are generally restricted all day and are often covered by multiple layers, even in the summer time.” These parts of your body need air. They need to be open and in the world.
Restricting these areas can actually restrict the blood flow, which can have negative effects on your body.
Sleeping naked can give you better circulation, which can help those who suffer from energy issues. If you have issues with circulation, sleep naked after a pre-bedtime stretch.
Sleeping naked actually has several benefits, and can really help you in the long run. While many people shy away from sleeping naked, in the end, it is the healthiest way for you to sleep! So, make sure you give yourself a chance to try on your birthday suit for better sleep, better sex, more energy, a younger look, and to help those hidden areas of your body. What are some of the things that have been keeping you from sleeping naked? Share with us in the comments below!