When it comes to wanting a good night sleep we tend to turn to cutting out caffeine before bed, changing our diets, turning off all screens, reading before bed etc. Have you thought about what you wear to bed? How that could affect your sleep? Well, researchers have been conducting studies about the health benefits of sleeping naked.
Ditch your clothes
We wear clothes to bed and don’t realise how it disrupts our sleep. For instance, you could wear tight clothes to bed and this can result in chafing making you feel uncomfortable. You could wear loose clothes and even this can irritate your sleep pattern as you wake up to realise your clothes are twisted and still creating friction.
By wearing no clothes to bed you are lowering your skins temperature and this is what researchers have found to be the best way to ensure you get a good quality nights sleep. Also by wearing no clothes to bed you are also encouraging your body to maintain it’s own heat and under the science of this is that by your body keeping you warm it is speeding up your body’s metabolism. So, essentially by sleeping naked and all those temperature factors means you are less likely to wake up through the night.
Sleeping naked equates to beauty sleep
A disruptive sleep means your cells aren’t recharging/regenerating properly and a knock on effect of this means our skin suffers. How? Being overly warm means we wake up constantly, this disruption interferes with the release of anti-ageing hormones such as melatonin.
Ask yourself this: why do you clean your face before going to sleep? I’m sure the answer is that because your pores can become blocked with dirt, creating those annoying spots. You clean your face allowing it to breathe. So don’t you think this should apply to the skin on the rest of your body? Sleeping naked can help to solve any problems you are having with your skin, as it allows your skin to breathe reducing the chances of you suffering from spotty skin.
Improve your relationship
It’s well known that skin to skin contact with your partner releases the happy hormone called oxytocin. Oxytocin reduces stress, depression, blood pressure and can even help with a inflamed gut. Along with the positive benefits of Oxytocin, you get a good quality sleep and the added perk of feeling closer to your loved ones.
We are always covering up our body and if you suffer from a lack of body confidence
this only worsens. It’s time to see ourselves naked. By seeing yourself in all your glory, first thing in the morning and last thing at night can help you to become more aware of yourself and accept your beautiful body. This leads to growth in body confidence, making you feel much happier overall.
No one will call you lazy again
Apart from the liberation you will feel when you ditch your pyjamas and sleep naked, once you wake up you will feel more of a inclination to get up and face the day, instead of slouching around in your PJ’s. Goodbye sloth you, hello motivated you.