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Health Benefits of Sleeping Nude

We all need sleep to be at our best, function to our fullest capabilities and live healthy lives. However, many people do not get restful and restorative sleep or enough of it. Believe it or not, one method to improve your quality of sleep is to do so in the nude. Some might shy away from this or be unable to, but it’s worth giving a shot to rid yourself of frustrating sleep problems and improve your health.

Research has shown that sleeping nude has immense health benefits, such as reducing the effects of chronic sickness, lowering stress and anxiety, burning calories and better skin health. Let’s review some of the health benefits of sleeping nude and why you should consider stripping down before hopping into bed at night.

Sleeping Nude Helps You Experience a Better Sleep

Sleeping nude lets your body achieve a cooler body temperature, which correlates to drowsiness and can result in better sleep that lasts longer. One benefit of improving your sleep habits is the prevention of chronic conditions. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the health problems caused by poor sleep include type 2 diabetes, depression and obesity. 

It’s in your best interest to improve your quality of sleep and a great place to start is to create a cool environment. Since most people won’t ditch their blanket or duvet, sleeping nude is an easy way to achieve this ideal state of sleeping. 

Sleeping Nude Can Burn Calories

Being colder while you sleep can boost your metabolism, a contributing factor to weight loss. The way it works is that sleeping in a colder environment increases the amount of brown fat in your body. This fat produces heat to burn chemical energy to maintain body temperature, boosting one’s calorie-burning abilities. 

While sleeping nude won’t necessarily lead to you achieving your weight loss goal, it can contribute to managing your daily caloric intake.

Sleeping Nude Promotes Greater Male Reproductive Health

Sleeping nude can increase a man’s sperm count by creating the ideal temperature for sperm production. Men who sleep in underwear that keeps their testicles close to their body may experience a lower sperm count than those who sleep nude. If you are trying to conceive, then even a temporary shift to sleeping au naturel could aid in your efforts. 

Promote Collagen Production by Sleeping Nude

Sleeping nude can result in more restorative sleep during which time, our bodies are allowed to undergo a regenerative process. This process allows our bodies to produce more human growth hormone and, in turn, stimulates collagen production, which is imperative for skin health. Poor sleep can undermine your skincare routine and prolong the amount of time it takes to heal small blemishes and cuts.

Inadequate Sleep Could Impact Stress and Anxiety

If you’re experiencing greater than usual stress and anxiety, one method to alleviate it is to strip down before going to sleep. Proper sleep can help combat certain mental health issues, so it’s recommended that you do everything in your power to get consistently restful sleep.

Sleeping nude is not a cure for mental health issues. What it can do is provide a temporary and effective solution during times of greater stress and anxiety and can be an effective part of a larger mental health improvement strategy. 

Reduce the Risk of Infection

Infections that occur in parts of our bodies that are covered all day such as armpits could use some time to air out. Most bacteria flourish in moist and warm environments which are often achieved by tight clothes and sweaty areas. 

Sleeping without any clothes on reduces the amount of excess moisture on your skin and reduces the likelihood of skin infections. Sleeping nude has also been recommended for women who experience a lot of yeast infections. 

Slow Down the Effects of Aging 

Sleeping nude will not make you age slower so don’t do it in the hopes of regaining the appearance you had in your early twenties. What sleeping nude can do is contribute to slowing down the effects of aging.

Sleeping nude allows for the release of melatonin and human growth hormone. These chemicals can help reduce the onset of wrinkles and saggy skin while also boosting energy so you can also feel younger.

Enjoy all the Health Benefits of Sleeping Nude

Many benefits come with improving the quality of your sleep, so do yourself a favour and sleep nude so you can fall asleep faster, stay asleep for longer and give your body the rest it needs. 

Even if you don’t feel comfortable with sleeping nude, the advantages make it worthwhile. It’s a simple health measure that over time can produce desirable results and most find it to be incredibly comfortable.

Rob Shapiro | Contributing Writer

Spring 2024

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