Research suggests that sleeping naked may potentially positively impact health, connection with a partner, and self-esteem. Sleeping naked might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to improving your health, but there are some benefits that might be too good to ignore. Since sleeping naked is pretty easy to try yourself, it might be time to strip down and get your snooze on. That's just to improve your health, that is ... nothing more.
Your body temperature is one key to how you fall asleep. It’s actually part of your circadian rhythm, the biological rhythm that acts as your body’s “clock” for sleep. Cooling down tells your body that it’s time to sleep, so sleeping naked and allowing your body temperature to go down, can actually help you fall asleep faster.

Not only does cooling your body help you fall asleep faster, it also improves your overall sleep quality. The ideal temperature for your bedroom is somewhere between 60 and 67°F (15 to 19°C). The National Institutes of Health has found that the temperature of the room where you sleep is one of the most important factors in achieving quality sleep. If it’s too cold or too hot, you risk impacting your rapid eye movement sleep, which is the dream stage of sleep that helps refresh your brain and body. Sleeping naked is one way to stay cool beneath the covers.

Another reason sleeping naked might be a good change is that it could help reduce your overall stress and anxiety. It’s no secret that poor sleep has a major impact on your stress levels. Studies suggest that poor sleep is clearly linked to depression and even increased suicide risk.

Our bodies are regulated by our circadian rhythm, which cycles through heating and cooling patterns throughout the day. As we begin to feel tired at the end of the day, our melatonin production increases and our core body temperature decreases. This decrease in our body temperature continues throughout the night.

Individuals who sleep less than 5 hours per night are more likely to gain weight, whereas those who have better quality sleep for longer lose weight. Keeping your body colder at night may help boost your calorie-burning abilities. A recent study discovered that exposure to cooler temperatures, around 66°F (19°C), helps our body to burn up more brown fat.

Sleeping naked is a great way to keep testicles cool and at an optimal temperature for sperm health. It also helps in the production of seminal fluid although the major factor here is the fact that sperm in the seminal vesicles and prostate gland multiply when you don't ejaculate for a while. So, the more you don't ejaculate, the more sperm you will have when you finally do. It's always worth saving up for that special boy in your life.

Because sleeping naked can help increase your overall sleep quality, it can also improve your skin. One small study looked at whether poor sleep limited the skin’s ability to heal from a small wound. Getting enough sleep makes your skin recover and stay healthy, so sleeping naked helps that.

And of course sleeping naked is a great way to get in touch with your body and boost your self-esteem. One study found that spending time naked helped boost self-esteem and overall body image, which is definitely a win when it comes to embracing self-love.

Sleeping naked with your partner can be just wonderful. One study discovered that skin-to-skin contact between adults stimulates the release of oxytocin, which plays an important role in building up a romance. Touching your partner is also great for your health, not just your relationship, and sleeping naked is a fantastic way to reap both benefits.
If you aren’t comfortable sleeping completely naked, reducing the number of layers you wear at night, or even just ditching your t-shirt or underwear, is an easy way to take advantage of these benefits. If you do decide to try sleeping naked, make sure you have comfortable bedding and not too much of it.

Try opting for sleepwear that is made out of natural fibers like wool, silk, or cotton. Natural fibers, especially wool, help you fall asleep faster than synthetic materials that may be uncomfortable or trap too much heat against the body.

Most important of all, if you have a regular partner let him know that you’re making changes to your sleep routine and invite him to consider sleeping naked along with you. It can be a journey of discovery for the two of you. And if you are still looking for that new man in your life, this could be an exciting way to attract just the right person. Eitherway, just get those PJs off!

There's further information on this topic available from The Sleep Foundation and Healthline.


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