Sleeping naked might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to improving your health, but there are some benefits that might be too good to ignore. Since sleeping naked is pretty easy to try yourself, it might be time to strip down and get your snooze on. For your health, that is.
As it turns out, there are many benefits of sleeping naked. You may have heard of some of these, but others might surprise you.
1. Fall asleep faster
According to experts, your body temperature is one key to how you fall asleep. It’s actually part of your circadian rhythm, the biological rhythm that acts as your body’s “clock” for sleep.
Cooling down tells your body that it’s time to sleep, so sleeping naked, which allows your body temperature to go down, can actually help you fall asleep faster.
2. Better sleep quality
Not only does cooling your body help you fall asleep faster, it also improves your overall sleep quality. Sleeping naked is one way to stay cool beneath the covers.
3. Keeps skin healthy
Because sleeping naked can help increase your overall sleep quality, it can also improve your skin. A recent study looked at whether poor sleep limited the skin’s ability to heal from a small wound.
They split participants into three groups: one that received “adequate” sleep, one that was sleep deprived, and a third that was sleep deprived but received extra nutrients. What they found was that the group that slept well recovered faster than the other two groups. And the extra nutrition? It didn’t make a significant difference in how fast the wounds healed.
This shows that getting enough sleep could help your skin to recover and stay healthy, and if sleeping naked helps that happen, even better.
4. Reduce stress
Another reason sleeping naked might be a good change is that it could help reduce your overall stress and anxiety. It’s no secret that poor sleep has a major impact on your stress levels. Studies suggest that poor sleep is linked to depression and even increased suicide risk.
5. Promote vaginal health
Sleeping naked is also a great way to increase vaginal health and avoid yeast infections. Tight-fitting or sweaty underwear can increase your risk of a vaginal yeast infection since yeast likes to grow in warm, moist places.
Regardless of what you wear during the day, sleeping naked is an easy way to air out your vagina and keep it healthy.
6. Improve your relationship
While sex can be a great part of your relationship, sleeping naked with your partner can be just as wonderful. In fact, one study discovered that skin-to-skin contact between adults stimulates the release of a chemical “oxytocin” which plays an important role in building attachment between partners.