[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]T[/su_dropcap]here are numerous old wives’ tales, remedies and urban legends revolving around sleep. Some insist you should wear socks to sleep. Some believe that a good night’s sleep requires sleeping on your side. The meme generation and its lifehacks believe that you should blink about 400 times to make your eyes very tired. And, some people even believe that you should sleep completely naked if you want to rest well.
Well, is sleeping naked really beneficial? Let’s go over some of the facts of the matter and take a look.
Believe it or not, sleeping naked is said to be beneficial. Here are a few of the benefits that researchers have found by studying naked sleepers – hopefully with permission!
Less Bacterial Growth
For women, it can be a little awkward to talk about, but the vagina is a breeding zone for yeast and other bacteria. Sleeping naked has actually been shown to allow the vagina to breath and to stay cooler, abating the growth of harmful bacteria like yeast. Going bottomless can keep the vagina a lot healthier.
Ever flip over that pillow at four in the morning and feel fantastic and fall right back to sleep? That’s because the cool skin really helps you get to sleep. And when sleeping naked, your body stays much cooler and thus allows you to sleep more comfortably, according to Lisa Shives, MD.
As we’ve written about previously, beauty sleep is real, and sleeping naked can help promote this beauty sleep. If you sweat in your sleep, then your body’s growth hormones and melatonin levels are going out of whack, and this can cause rapid aging and other skin issues. A lower body temperature helps to prevent these things.
There’s no miracle weight-loss drug out there, but it’s been studied ad nauseum and shown that a good night’s sleep allows the body’s metabolism to burn more fat. By sleeping naked, you may sleep more soundly; and by sleeping more soundly, you’re burning more fat.
Improved Sex Drive and Sex Life
When you sleep naked with your partner, and your skin touches one another, the hormone oxytocin is released, which will make you feel more in the mood for amore and will lead to better sex. You’ll be in the mood for loving more often, and the experience will feel better.
So, there you have it. Sleeping naked actually is rather beneficial. Now, whether or not you actually go through with it is your business. But if you do, just know that you may start to experience more benefits from sleeping in the buff.
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