Table of contents
- 1. You’re Less Likely to Overheat
- 2. Better Quality of Sleep
- 3. Improved Romantic Connection
- 4. You’ll Feel Free and Happy
- 5. Women can Experience Better Vaginal Health
- 6. Better Sleep in the Summer
- 7. Reduce Anxiety and Stress
- 8. Avoid Weight Gain and Accelerate Weight Loss
- 9. Save Money on Clothing
- 10. Possible Fertility Boost for Men
- Is Sleeping Nude Right for You?
Over the years, I’ve met many people who choose to sleep either just in their underwear or completely naked. I see why, since crawling in bed naked can give you a sense of freedom from restricting and uncomfortable clothing.
For exemple, with an estimated 28% of people sleeping naked in their homes throughout France, it’s easy to see I’m not alone in my bedtime choices. Beyond comfort, there are many other reasons why sleeping naked is beneficial. You might be surprised to learn the benefits that make this worth trying for yourself.
1. You’re Less Likely to Overheat
Most experts agree that sleeping in a cool room is one of the keys to better sleep. This is because, throughout the night, your core body temperature will continue to decrease. By maintaining a room temperature of anywhere from 66 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, you’re less likely to be woken up by being too warm. When you sleep nude, it’s much easier to cool down your core body temperature and maintain that throughout the night. As a result, you may end up getting naturally better sleep with less sweating and a reduced chance of waking up.
If you don’t want to cool down the rest of your house throughout the night to achieve a lower temperature, then try running a fan in your room. This can reduce the temperature in your room by at least five degrees so you can sleep more comfortably.
2. Better Quality of Sleep
Individuals who sleep naked say that doing so helps them fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer. Since the CDC recommends getting at least seven hours of sleep per day, it’s important for adults to do all that they can to make every minute count. If hitting the hay without clothes is what it takes to beat insomnia or stop waking up throughout the night, then do it. The biggest benefit of more sleep is that it directly correlates to improved overall health.
What’s even better is that since sleep is so good for your body, you’ll experience more than just better well-being. You may also find that your skin looks better, you experience mental clarity, and your wounds heal more quickly. Naked sleep can potentially become one of the keys to unlocking better health.
3. Improved Romantic Connection
Sleeping naked next to your partner is more than a way to be sexual. The act of sleeping without clothing can improve the overall connection between partners while helping them feel more fulfilled. Connecting with skin-to-skin contact can also reduce stress and help you feel closer to your partner, thanks to the release of oxytocin. Many people who sleep naked also report that doing so gives them better self-esteem and more confidence with their partners.
4. You’ll Feel Free and Happy
Crawling underneath the sheets without any clothing can be incredibly freeing. This can make you feel happy and less stressed, both of which are crucial to better overall health. Even if you don’t want to sleep naked every night, doing it once in a while can give you that feeling of being free after a day of wearing something uncomfortable or being under a lot of stress.
5. Women can Experience Better Vaginal Health
For women, including those who are prone to yeast infections, it’s important to keep the vaginal area aired out. Unfortunately, fabrics in most underwear and pajamas can prevent this from happening. This can result in an overgrowth of yeast that causes irritation, itching, and pain. The good news is that sleeping nude can help improve circulation in this area, which helps prevent Candida yeast from thriving. This can help minimize the risk of getting a yeast infection and may even help improve symptoms at the onset of this type of issue.
For individuals who still prefer to wear underwear rather than go completely nude, it’s best to ditch tight-fitting synthetic materials. Instead, opt for a comfortable pair of 100% cotton underwear that is breathable.
6. Better Sleep in the Summer
Lack of central a/c mixed with hot summer nights can be a recipe for terrible sleep. While switching to a lightweight blanket is helpful, taking your clothes off to sleep naked is another excellent way to help you get better quality of sleep. Cutting out clothing at night can reduce your core temperature, which will minimize sweating so you stay comfortable. When you’re dealing with a particularly hot summer, nude bedtime may be the only way to beat the heat.
7. Reduce Anxiety and Stress
When I lay down at night, my thoughts generally go straight to stresses I need to overcome. One out of every three Americans experiences this same problem, with feelings of anxiety and stress keeping them from falling and staying asleep. Many people have found that when they ditch clothing before they get into bed, they are able to go to sleep without their brains working overtime. Doing so may help improve your overall quality of life and reduce the risk of insomnia.
8. Avoid Weight Gain and Accelerate Weight Loss
Anyone who is watching their weight on the scale should know that sleep is vital for weight loss. Getting enough rest allows the brain to reset, which sets it up for making better decisions throughout the day. When that rest doesn’t happen, you’re more likely to skip exercising, make bad food choices, and give in to your impulses. You may also find yourself eating larger portions than normal, simply because it offers comfort.
Going to bed naked is the key for many people to get the sleep they need and give their brains proper rest. As a result of improved sleep, it’s easier for people to lose weight, exercise, and make better food choices throughout the day. Sleeping naked and at a lower temperature can also benefit you by keeping your body cooler. The biggest benefit of this will be improving your body’s ability to burn calories from the moment you wake up.
9. Save Money on Clothing
Pajamas can cost a lot of money, especially if you opt for a designer brand or luxury fabrics. Considering the fact that you’ll need at least a few pairs to get you through the week, you could be looking at spending hundreds of dollars on clothes that nobody but you will see. If saving money is of importance, then skip the pajamas and sleep without any clothing. Throughout the year, you could save quite a bit of money by cutting this clothing category out of your budget.
Tip: Don’t go cheap with your sheets if you’re going to sleep naked. Make sure you find a brand that is comfortable, soft under your skin, and breathable. You may also want to buy a few different sets of sheets so you always have clean ones to put on your bed.
10. Possible Fertility Boost for Men
Many studies suggest that tight-fitting underwear can reduce the vitality and count of sperm due to an increased temperature in the scrotum. This is why many health care professionals feel that sleeping nude can be beneficial to sperm health. Without underwear around the scrotum, the core temperature in this area is able to cool down and avoid overheating. While more studies need to be done to determine if this is as beneficial as thought, it’s worth trying for men who are trying to boost their fertility.
Is Sleeping Nude Right for You?
The younger generation is more likely to sleep without clothes, so why not give it a try for yourself? Over 58% of people say they do so simply because it is much more comfortable than sleeping in pajamas or underwear. If you’re not sure that it’s right for you, there’s only one way to find out. If you end up enjoying it, just make sure you wash your sheets often and make an effort to shower before getting into bed for added cleanliness.