It might seem like a weird thing to do, being grown adults and sleeping naked at night. But think about it, if you don't let go of your inhibitions around home, where else will you? And if you go by a survey done in America, sleeping naked actually has amazing health advantages. Here are 5 reasons you should do it too.
1. You'll sleep better at night
Those funky boxers and PJs might be quite cool to wear, but if you haven't been sleeping too well off late, or keep waking up time and again, your clothes might be a reason. Studies have proven that the human body requires a cool environment to fall off to and stay in deep sleep. Our clothes, along with a blanket/comforter increases our body temperature. This could also be a reason why some of us stay up so late at night. Wearing pajamas, or anything else for that matter just stops the body from doing what it needs to in order to fall into deep sleep.
2. Your skin finally gets to breathe
Our skin breathes. It's the largest organ of our body. Since we wear clothes almost all the time, except for while taking a shower, we don't give our body the opportunity to breathe. It's worse for women. Wearing underwear traps yeast and bacteria in your privates, which in turn leads to an eventual overgrowth. Sleeping naked not only reduces the risk of such infections, but it also feels great!
3. Sleeping naked with your partner reduces stress levels significantly
It's a well known fact that cuddling and being physical with your partner are very good for your health. But sleeping baring it all also helps you makes things all the more better. It's a real stress buster. It lowers your blood pressure levels, and really helps getting a good night's sleep after the tough day that you both might have had. So the next time you're thinking of ways to de-stress, try giving this a shot. You'll definitely wake up as a happier, healthier person.
4. It will also increase the levels of intimacy with your partner
A survey done on 1000 married couple in Britain in 2014 revealed that couples who go to bed naked were a lot happier in their relationships than their pajama wearing counterparts. Over 57% of couple who slept naked said that they were satisfied in their relationships while only 48% of the people who would wear pajamas or boxers shared the same feelings. It helps you feel closer to your partner, hence making your bond even more special.
5. It also helps keeping your weight in check
If you don't sleep well at night, you wake up dissatisfied, keeping your stress levels high. Which makes us a lot more likely to binge on unhealthy, comfort foods. I'm looking at you right now, fried chicken. While asleep, your growth levels increase while the stress level cortisol decreases. In the morning your cortisol increases to give you the energy to start your day. But if you don't give your body the chance to lower stress levels, you are a lot more likely to go for something that's definitely not very healthy. Fried chicken. You.