Pajamas, lingerie, shirts and shorts, boxer briefs, or underwear – which of these do you prefer to wear while sleeping and why? You’ll be surprised that experts claim you don’t need sleepwear at all because sleeping with no clothes on is actually good for your health!
Here are some of the health benefits of sleeping without clothes:
1. Improves Sleep Quality
Wearing uncomfortable clothes can affect sleep. If you are wearing clothes that are too tight or too thick, your body cannot adjust to the changes in temperature while sleeping. Sleeping naked lowers our body temperature. Lowering body temperature a half degree will improve sleep quality.
2. You’ll Have Healthier Sperm
Men who are infertile are better off sleeping naked. According to research, the testicles can produce better sperm quality under a temperature of 98 F. A higher temperature decreases sperm quality.
3. Skin-to-Skin Contact Is The Best
Sleeping naked with your significant other means greater skin-to-skin contact, thus releasing oxytocin which lowers stress and makes you feel more connected to your loved one. Skin-to-skin contact between couples can also lead to a more active s3x life.
4. Relieves Pain
Sleeping with no clothes on relieves tension in the viscera abdomen nerve system. This improves blood circulation, lessens the risk of acute diarrhea, back pain, and constipation.
5. Makes Your Skin, Hair, and Body Healthier
When sleeping naked, the skin can absorb more nutrients which eventually improves metabolism, aids the sebaceous glands in secreting sebum to lubricate the skin and hair and stimulate the sweat glands.
6. Balances Melatonin and Growth Hormone Keeping You Young
Keeping your body temperature around 68-70 degrees during sleep allows the anti-aging hormones, melatonin and growth hormone, to function properly. These chemicals help the body do things like prevent aging and are essential to good health. When you sleep with clothes on, your body heats up and prevents the effectiveness of these hormones.
7. Helps You Regulate Your Cortisol.
Sleeping naked is comfortable, therefore we can sleep well which helps our body to properly produce and regulate cortisol hormones. When your body is overheated your cortisol levels tend to stay high even after you wake up. This can lead to increased anxiety, cravings for bad food, weight gain, and more. Cortisol level should be down to maintain energy and control hunger.
8. Decreases Bacteria Count in the Private Parts
Bacteria thrives in moist and warm areas, therefore, sleeping without underwear decreases bacterial growth and rashes in the crotch area. For women, the cooler and more airy sleeping conditions can actually help prevent yeast infections. Yeast grows better in warm and moist conditions. When it is cool and dry, the growth of yeast is prevented.
According to Dr. Alyssa Dweck, an obstetrician and gynecologist from Mount Kisco, New York, and a clinical assistant professor of OB/GYN at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, women who have chronic vaginitis and yeast infection must sleep without underwear.
9. Give Your Body a Chance To Air Out and Breathe
Your body finally gets a breather! Your private parts, armpits, and feet are generally covered all day by layers of clothing. Give those parts a chance to air out and breathe. This can lower the risk of skin diseases, like athlete’s foot, that result from wet, restricted skin.
There’s no harm in sleeping naked, so go ahead and try it tonight!