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Benefits of Sleeping Naked – How Sleeping Nude Can Aid your Health

Jonathan Warren

24.10.2019

Advice

Jonathan Warren

Getting cosy in your pyjamas might be the highlight of your day but it might not be so great for your health. In recent years, there has been a movement towards sleeping naked with some health professionals claiming that sleeping in the nude can benefit your health.  

Numerous studies have been carried out to examine the differences between sleeping clothed versus sleeping naked and below we’ve listed some of the most widely believed health benefits of partaking in nude slumber time. 

Better sleep quality 

The most widely talked about benefit of sleeping naked is an improved quality of sleep. Although a lack of pyjamas and better sleep may not appear linked at first, it’s theorised that sleeping nude can help reduce our core body temperature which improves sleep quality. Studies show that reducing core body temperature by 2 -3 degrees creates an optimum state for sleeping.  

By increasing the quality of your sleep, you open ourselves up to additional health benefits including: 

  • Increased immune system 
  • Better moods 
  • Ability to concentrate better and be more productive 
  • Reduce the risk of illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes 
  • Aid with alleviating the symptoms of anxiety and depression 
  • Increase in libido 
  • Reduced stress levels 

If you struggle to get to sleep without pyjamas due to being too cold, try wearing layers that can easily be removed through the night once you’ve had time to warm up the bed. 

Weight regulation 

Sleeping naked may also help to maintain your body weight. According to the National Institute of Health there is a close link between a decrease in our body temperatures and an increase in our metabolism. Keeping your core body temperature low overnight may help to increase your metabolism, making it easier to maintain your weight without any extra effort. 

It may increase male fertility 

Studies suggest that men who sleep naked benefit from increased fertility. One study found that men who wore either loose boxer shorts or no underwear while sleeping had healthier sperm than men who wore tight boxer shorts, resulting in a higher fertility rate.  

Even if kids are not on the cards right now, looking after the health of your sperm is important if you hope to have children in the future and sleeping naked is a simple way to prevent your fertility from decreasing.  

Boost in self confidence 

Spending time naked is a great way to improve how you feel about your body as it allows you to become more comfortable in your own skin. It’s not exactly practical to go out without clothes on, so sleeping naked is a great way to get more nude time in.  

Improves your relationship with your partner  

If both you and your partner commit to sleeping naked, you are likely to see an increase in intimacy - especially as you’ve effectively done a lot of the hard work to start with! Joking aside, skin on skin touch leads to an increase in the ‘love’ hormone oxytocin, which helps you feel closer to your partner. 

Better skin health 

Throughout the day, pollution, sweat and dirt can clog your pores and cause skin irritation. Sleeping naked gives your skin a chance to breathe and prevent pores and follicles becoming blocked. 

Reduction in yeast infections 

If you find yourself prone to yeast infections, sleeping naked may help to reduce the frequency you experience them. Wearing underwear traps in heat and moisture, both which can be a breeding ground for infection-causing bacteria. In addition to a lowered body temperature, going nude also allows the heat and moisture to escape and gives your intimate area time to ‘breathe’. 

More youthful looking skin 

Another benefit of a reduced core body temperate is the release of melatonin and human growth hormone while we sleep. Both chemicals are instrumental in healthy, youthful looking skin. 

About the author

Jonathan Warren

Jonathan Warren

Time4Sleep owner