According to a recent sleep study, only eight percent of Americans sleep in their birthday suits. Whaaaa?
Sleeping naked, although it seems like no one is doing it, is actually really fucking good for you. You’ll be clocking in more shut-eye hours with fewer interruptions: you’ll be happier, younger, thinner, and healthier – all around.
So, sorry Victoria’s Secret: as sweet, cute, and sexy all of your pajamas really are, science says we should all be ditching the sleepwear, and really just snuggle up with the nudie embrace:
1. You’ll lose those love handles.
As humans, we produce a stress hormone called cortisol, which naturally decreases in production when we sleep. Interrupted sleep, however, doesn’t allow your cortisol levels to decrease as they are supposed to; consequently, making you more hungry.
Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night because you couldn’t sleep, just to find your head stuck in the refrigerator? You look for some comfort food, and then you climb back in bed with a fully tummy.
Studies have shown that when you sleep naked, you sleep more soundly. When you get a full night’s sleep with no interruptions, your cortisol levels greatly decrease, which in turn make you not really feel any hunger until hours after you are awake.
So, here’s your big secret to dieting: sleep naked, sleep well, and lose those little love handles, after all.
2. It works as an anti-aging method.
Research has shown that you sleep better when you sleep in the cold. If it’s too warm in your room at night, your body doesn’t produce as much melatonin as it should. And as we all know, melatonin is our savior, best friend, and God in getting a good night’s sleep.
According to Natasha Turner, a naturopath and author of The Hormone Diet, melatonin is your body’s main anti-aging hormone; it’s what keeps your skin glowing, and your hair shiny.
She says that, as your body temperature drops, growth hormone and melatonin are both released and they are able to work their regenerative magic.
So, strip down, open the windows, and fall into a relaxing lull of chilly but cozy sleep. After only a few weeks of sleeping in the nude – and in the cold – people will be asking you where that healthy glow is coming from.
3. It’s healthier for your lady parts.
Your vagina thrives in the heat. And when I say thrive, I mean – it is your total, worst fucking nightmare in the heat.
Your box basically has the climate of a tropical rainforest, making it incredibly easy to overproduce yeast and bacteria. And although it’s natural to have little bit of both yeast and bacteria, overproduction is – let’s just say, Not. Fun.
According to Jennifer Landa, MD and author of The Sex Drive Solution for Women, sleeping naked is much healthier for your vagina. By sleeping commando, your hoo-ha sure gets a lot of breathing room – and trust me, she appreciates the breezy air.
4. You’ll have more sex.
Sleeping skin to skin increases production of oxytocin, also known as the cuddle hormone. Once this hormone is released, you and your partner are more in the mood for sex.
And couples that have a lotta sex, are more confident, feel sexier, and are all around happier people.
Couples that naked together, stay together. And that’s the truth.