We’ve all heard a million times and over that sleeping at least 8 hours a day is great for your health. What you probably haven’t heard about is how sleeping naked can improve your health as well. Keep reading to know how.
1. Helps you fall asleep faster
Your body temperature is one key to how you fall asleep. It’s actually part of your circadian rhythm, the biological rhythm that acts as your body’s “clock” for sleep. Cooling down tells your body that it’s time to sleep, so sleeping naked — and allowing your body temperature to go down — can actually help you fall asleep faster.
2. Helps you regulate your cortisol
Cortisol is the body’s primary stress hormone, and it plays a role in many bodily functions, including controlling blood sugar levels. When you sleep naked, it helps keep your body temperature at the optimal ranges so your body can better create cortisol. If you sleep overheated your cortisol levels tend to stay high, even after you wake up. This can lead to increased anxiety, cravings for bad food, weight gain, and more terrible things. Sleep naked so you can keep your body temperature down and sleep well so your body can properly produce and regulate cortisol.
3. Helps you lose weight
The U.S National Institutes of Health found that keeping yourself cool while sleeping encourages your body to create more brown fat. Brown fat helps to keep you warm by burning calories, which helps to boost your metabolism all day long.
4. Helps keep your Reproductive organs happy
For men, the cooler sleeping conditions allows your testes to remain at a cooler temperature. This helps keep your sperm healthy and your reproductive systems functioning as normal. For women, the cooler and more airy sleeping conditions can actually help prevent yeast infections. Yeast grows better in warm, moist conditions. When it’s cooler and dryer, the growth of yeast is prevented.
5. Aids with 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.