Let us bare it all. Right here, right now. The truth is, sleeping naked can be good for you.That’s right. Catching Z’s in your birthday suit can improve your quality of sleep. And perhaps even, improve your quality of life.
Here are some benefits to sleeping naked:
You’ll fall asleep faster.
Your body’s ideal temperature ranges from 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit. So stripping down can help your body cool down and get to that ideal temperature faster—hence, getting you dozing off faster as well.
Get your beauty sleep.
Covering up with too many layers (or any at all) can get in the way of your beauty sleep. That’s because fabric or too much weight on your body can prevent the release of HGH, a human growth hormone that plays a major role in repairing tissue, building muscle, and burning fat while you sleep. That includes the restoration of your skin and hair.
Amp up your intimacy.
Sleeping naked gets you closer to your partner. Literally, with skin-to-skin contact. This has been known to improve intimacy, ultimately leading to a happier relationship.
Ease your anxiety.
Actually, that skin-to-skin contact helps do more than improve intimacy. It releases oxytocin which produces feelings of calmness and security, because it can lower blood pressure and anxiety. Bonus: It can also boost your immune system.
Manage your weight.
Okay, we’re not saying you’ll lose weight in your sleep. That sounds too good to be true because it is too good to be true. But getting a good night’s rest can help you have healthier eating habits. Simply put, interrupted sleep leads to overeating and sugar and fatty food cravings. While uninterrupted sleep leads to a controlled appetite which, in turn, leads to better weight management.
Improve your focus.
Getting hot during the night will surely wake you up. Sticky. Sweaty. Gross. This gets in the way of your deep sleep. Which then also gets in the way of the key restorative stages of REM, essential for cognitive functioning, regulating of moods and memory processing. In other words: No sleep, no function.
Of course, at the end of the day, it’s your choice. Whether you cozy up in PJs or you prefer to strip down to your skivvies, getting the best sleep ever depends on your own, personal comfort level.