The amount of people who are enjoying the benefits of sleeping naked is unfortunately low, only 1 out of 10. Science and nature stands by this choice hoping that after you learn what bare-sleeping can do for you, you might join in on this empowering tactic.
Resting is all about regeneration. It’s the time for your body to switch from daily life mode to dealing only with the internal. This mode is triggered by the cooling process of the body when it goes to sleep. When that happens, hormones like melatonin and HGH (human growth hormone) are released and the regenerative process begins. If your body or environment is too warm (over 68′ F), then this disrupts the release and you become unable to properly heal your cells.
2. Healthier Skin
If you sleep WITH your clothes on, that means every minute (besides being in the shower) you are wearing something! Sleeping naked with allow your body’s pores to breathe how it’s supposed to. Allowing air flow to the entire body, your skin’s sebaceous (oil) glands can work properly, resulting in healthier skin.
3. Release Feel Good Hormones
Oxytocin is a hormone associated with sexual responsiveness and orgasms, it also prevents stress and depression by fighting the harmful hormone; cortisol. Also, it increases gut motility and intestinal inflammation. If you and your partner both sleep naked, you will reap the benefits by simple skin-to-skin contact.
4. Better, Deeper Sleep
Since melatonin is only released once the body’s core temperature is cool enough, optimal sleep is impossible if you like to be very warm while sleeping. This can lead to restlessness and insomnia.
5. Lose More Body Fat
If your internal thermostat is being held back from cooling due to too many layers, you risk your chance of the body burning necessary calories during sleep. As stated previously, human growth hormone is only released once the body allows it to do so, well this is the hormone that burns your fat while sleeping. It also repairs muscle tissue, bone density, and helps maintain a healthy body composition.
6. Flourishing Privates
For women, although it is normal to have bacteria and yeast in the private area, too much warmth (underwear+PJ bottoms+cover!) can actually cause an overgrowth and cause a yeast infection. For men, allowing the testicles to breathe and stay at an adequate cool temperature, preserves fertility and sperm count.