For thousands of years man slept in caves, under trees, and in prairies completely nude. Why? Mainly because they didn’t have clothes. Today although we have pjs, boxers, and maybe even a few tighty-whiteys in between our sheets and our skin most rarely sleep naked. This comes after years of marketing from underwear companies who want to keep every man clothed during the twilight hours. For a few guys, however, sleeping naked is the norm. Some even claim that sleeping in the nude helps them sleep better. Is there any scientific evidence to support their claims?
Science conducts plenty of strange, unnecessary tests, but it turns out that studying the benefits of sleeping naked was actually worth it. The following are 3 ways that sleeping naked helps your body physically.
• Reduces blood pressure
• Stimulates the release of the growth hormone
• Helps the body maintain a healthy weight
The release of certain chemicals and hormones throughout the body is natural, but when you sleep in the buff science has proven that your body’s health improves dramatically. Natural weight loss? Increased confidence? Better sleep patterns? Sleeping naked is beneficial in these aspects because our bodies react positively to the natural environment.
Sexual Intimacy Benefits
Of course, sexual intimacy and increased frequency of sex might be of more interest to us men. Fortunately, sleeping naked also improves our sex life too. Think about it. Sleeping naked leaves your skin exposed and makes it easier to get turned on. Touching your partner’s skin directly can easily ignite a late-night rendezvous and crank up the heat in your relationship. In fact, skin-to-skin contact causes the brain to release oxytocin which is responsible for emotions like love and attraction. The more contact you have with your partner, the greater your sexual and mental connection will be.
Another, more obvious, benefit of sleeping naked is keeping cool. It is much easier to keep cool by sleeping naked than it is when you wear pjs. When your environment is cool and your body’s temperature drops you get more restful sleep.
Take the plunge, indulge your body, and experience the benefits of sleeping naked first hand by trying it out. If you are used to wearing full on bed-time attire, start by sleeping in your boxers and then progress to complete nudity. Once you start sleeping in the nude, however, you won’t want to ever go back.