Why Sleeping Naked is Good for You
While it may feel a bit alien and there’s always a risk of being caught by a family member, here’s 6 scientific reasons why sleeping nude is better for you.
1. You’ll sleep better
According to Men’s Health sleep adviser, W Christopher Winter M.D. your body temperature decreases while you sleep and increases as you wake up.
Wearing clothes can disrupt this natural balance, with the extra layers potentially making you too hot, which then leads to you having a disrupted sleep.
2. It helps your metabolism
Keeping your body cool through the night helps speed up your metabolism. Research conducted in 2014 found that those who slept in a cooler room produced twice the amount of brown fat (fat stored in your neck that burns calories to generate body heat) than those who slept in a warmer room.
Study author Francesco S Celi, M.D. says that sleeping nude could mimic this effect.
3. It’s anti-aging
If the body remains cool as it sleeps, it is able to produce the anti-aging hormones melatonin to function properly.
Hormones work much better in cooler temperatures and allowing the body to regenerate will also produce much healthier hair and skin.
4. It can stop you snacking
Sounds like a bit of a stretch we know, but apparently during the night the production of cortisol, the stress hormone, decreases and should be at its lowest during 10pm – 2am, whilst our bodies are resting. It then increases as we wake up to get us feeling energised.
If the body reaches an unbalanced temperature, and we have a bad night’s sleep because of it, we will wake up with abnormally high levels of cortisol that can trigger our appetite for comfort foods and lead to overeating.
5. It keeps your downstairs areas healthy
*ahem* we won’t go in to this too much, but let’s just say regulating the temperature of those specific body parts can only be a good thing.
6. It’s good for your circulation
Elastic waist clothing can result in circulation being cut off around your body, same for cuffed bottoms, so removing this gives you the chance to enjoy a free flowing circulation of blood around your body.
So there you have it, all of the reasons to sleep naked, backed up by science. It’s time to throw out your pyjamas, close the curtains and say hello to your birthday suit.
Men’s Health, Medical Daily, Huffington Post
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