You should have heard of the many benefits of getting adequate sleep, but did you know that you can get additional benefits by sleeping naked?
Some people believe that sleeping naked can improve health and wellness in various ways, including helping you fall asleep faster, improving your relationship, and promoting reproductive health. Some studies do provide insight into the potential benefits of sleeping naked, however.
What Are the Benefits of Sleeping Naked?
Research suggests that sleeping naked may potentially positively impact reproductive health, connection with a partner, and self-esteem.
1. Potentially Improved Sleep
The best temperature for sleep is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. If you get too warm while you sleep, it can disrupt your REM cycle. Sleeping nude can help decrease your body’s temperature and fall asleep faster, which can lead to more dependable sleep that’s consistent with proper sleep hygiene, helping you achieve higher quality sleep.
2. Vaginal Health
Sleeping naked may help keep Candida yeast from flourishing in the vagina. The risk of yeast infections is often increased by inadequate air circulation, commonly due to tight or synthetic underwear. Avoiding tight or ill-fitting underwear while you sleep can contribute to overall better vaginal health.
3. Skin Health
If sleeping naked helps you sleep better, then it will also improve the health of your skin. More sleep gives your skin time to regenerate and repair any wounds, helping you look and feel your best. That said, no studies have been conducted yet on how sleeping nude affects the skin.
4. Male Fertility
Research suggests that wearing tight-fitting underwear increases the temperature of the scrotum, which can decrease sperm vitality and count. Additionally, there is evidence that scrotal cooling directly impacts sperm health and motility. Sleeping naked can help you keep your body temperature cooler. Past research suggests the cooling associated with sleeping nude might increase sperm health.
5. Relationships and Self-Esteem
Sleeping naked next to your partner may increase feelings of fulfillment and connection between couples. Partners who spend time engaging in skin-to-skin contact are more likely to feel less stressed and closer to their partners. Skin-to-skin contact releases the hormone oxytocin, which is a feel-good hormone that promotes feelings of safety and love while reducing anxiety. In addition, it may help you feel good about your body. Spending time naked around others increases self-esteem and a positive body image.
How To Start Sleeping Naked?
If you’re ready to sleep naked, you should try sleeping in only a T-shirt or underwear for the first few nights to help you adjust to the sensation of wearing fewer clothes. Invest in better sheets and bedding so you’re comfortable when you start sleeping nude. Make sure your comforter is adequately warm, and add blankets if needed.
If you could really use a better night’s sleep, try taking your clothes off. Not only will this save you from waking up to readjust your pajamas throughout the night, but you’ll also be starting a scientific chain reaction. Mintal Tracker will help you detect sleep quality while sleeping naked. It’s okay if you’re not ready to sleep completely nude. Sleeping in just a loose pair of underwear can be enough to get a lot of the same benefits. Everyone’s sleep needs are different, and that goes for clothing as well.