12 percent of Americans sleep naked, according to a recent poll from the National Sleep Foundation.
The benefits of sleeping naked are many—so many that you owe it to yourself to give it a try. This may sound far-fetched, but hear me out before you throw those cozy flannel pajamas on.
5 REASONS YOU SHOULD SLEEP NAKED
1. SLEEPING NAKED REDUCES STRESS
Stress suppresses your immune system and increases your risk of heart disease, depression, and obesity.
Proper rest helps to restore normal cortisol levels, which improves your stress level regardless of what’s happening around you. As described in the section above, sleeping naked will help you to get a better night’s sleep.
2. YOU’LL SLEEP BETTER
“Your body temp progressively declines as you sleep, which is a natural tendency of the body, so being too warm with heavy PJs and blankets can disrupt that,” said Lisa Shives, MD, from the National Sleep Foundation’s board of directors.
Sleeping naked is like ditching a blanket and keeping your body a bit cooler.
3. SLEEPING NAKED HELPS COUPLES HAVE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
According to a survey conducted by Cotton USA, an internationally licensed trademark for quality U.S. cotton-rich products, the naked truth to a happier relationship is sleeping naked, which encourages physical and emotional intimacy between couples.
4. IT’S BETTER FOR YOUR VAGINA / YOU’LL PROTECT YOUR TESTICLES
Sleeping in your underwear increases the odds that you’ll get an infection in the worst possible place, says Dr. Brian Steixner. Skip your underwear to keep your vagina/testicles cleaner, drier, and healthier.
5. SLEEPING NAKED BUILDS CONFIDENCE
Sleeping naked makes you more comfortable in your own skin. As your comfort with your body increases, so does your self-esteem and confidence.
Did you know there was so much to gain from sleeping naked? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, as I learn just as much from you as you do from me.