Committing to sleeping better doesn’t come down to one single factor – there is a range of things you can change in the bedroom to make sure you’re getting the best quality shut-eye possible.
Bedtime in your birthday suit might seem like a simple matter of preference, but there are plenty of compelling reasons why you should sleep commando.
Ever woken up in a sweat or become all twisted up in your nightshirt?
We all have!
What you do – or don’t – wear to bed can have a huge impact on how well you’ll sleep.
You may even be surprised to learn that sleeping naked can lead to better health and increased happiness. Combined with our ultimate secret tool, it could change your life.
Are you ready to find out how?
1. Feels Good
There’s no denying it – when you sleep without clothing it just feels better.
Humans weren’t designed to sleep in heavy layers of material, and you just can’t beat that free and natural feeling that comes with sleeping naked.
When you make yourself more comfortable in bed, you set yourself up for better sleep all round.
2. It Can Bring You Closer To Your Partner
Sleeping naked with your partner can improve the physical side of your relationship.
Skin-to-skin contact has been proven to increase production of the “love hormone,” oxytocin, in the brain.
This helps you create a stronger bond and more emotional intimacy with your partner. In fact, Cotton USA conducted a study in which participants who slept naked reported happier relationships.
3. It Can Lead To Higher Quality Sleep
Pyjamas, sweatpants, night shirts, big t-shirts, and all the other items people love wearing to bed can actually hinder sleep.
They can twist around the body during the night, causing interruptions when you have to wake up and untwist everything. They can also cause the body to overheat and sweat.
Why risk waking up for that?
4. It Allows Skin To Breathe
When you’re clothed all day, important parts of the body, such as the feet, armpits, and genitals, don’t really get a chance to breathe.
When you sleep naked you give them an opportunity to air out (1) and keep your body healthy. It can also reduce the instance of conditions such as athlete’s foot.
5. It Helps Regulate Cortisol
Cortisol is known as the body’s stress hormone.
While cortisol is important for normal functioning, it’s not healthy to be producing too much of it, as it can cause anxiety, weight gain, digestive issues, headaches, and sleep problems.
The best way to control cortisol production in your body is to make sure you’re not stressing it out unnecessarily.
Sleeping with clothes on can cause the body to overheat and become uncomfortable, which can lead to increased levels of cortisol.
6. It Maintains Optimal Melatonin And Growth Hormone Levels
Just as overheating can increase cortisol levels beyond what we actually need, it can also hinder the effectiveness of melatonin and growth hormone, which are essential to maintaining a healthy body and slowing down the aging process.
If you don’t get enough of these hormones circulating, you’ll grow old faster than normal.
Sleeping in a dark room also keeps sleep cycles and melatonin production on track, so consider taking measures to achieve full darkness.
7. It Aids Blood Circulation
Clothing, especially underwear, can negatively impact blood circulation and the vascular system.
This can cause problems such as varicose veins, as well as muscle pains and cramps.
Loose clothing reduces your chances of circulation problems, but sleeping naked is even better.
8. It Keeps Your Sex Organs Healthier
For men, confining the genitals can hurt reproductive health. Allowing testicles to breathe and not overheat maintains healthy sperm and keeps everything in working order.
For women, sleeping without underwear reduces the risk of yeast infections, which thrive in confined, moist environments.
9. It Boosts Metabolism
Sleeping in cooler conditions allows your body to generate its own body heat, which in turn burns calories and boosts metabolism.
When all you have to do to keep cool is remove some clothing, it’s a total no-brainer. It’s like doing a workout that you don’t even have to know about!
10. It Helps Increase Your Confidence
Spending more time naked allows you to become more comfortable in your own skin, leading to a boost in self-confidence and all of the benefits that come with it.
It also allows you to feel less intimidated around sexual partners.
Have We Convinced You Yet?
Improved relationships, skin, hormone production, blood circulation, reproductive health, metabolism, confidence, and a bunch of all-round good feelings are a lot of benefits for one simple lifestyle change.
Let’s not also forget that you’ll no longer wake up all twisted up in your PJs. We can’t think of any reason not to make the switch next time you get into bed.
Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for: we’re going to spill the beans on our secret tool.
If you pair sleeping naked with a sleep mask, you’re going to boost your sleep quality and health even further.
A sleep mask with 100% blackout effect and a fully customizable fit can give you the best sleep possible so you can get the most out of life.
Time to enjoy better sleep in your birthday suit!
(1) Raymann RJ, Swaab DF, Van Someren EJ. "Skin deep: enhanced sleep depth by cutaneous temperature manipulation." PubMed.gov, 11 Jan. 2008, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18192289
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