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Sleeping naked is just about the best thing you can do for yourself. Studies and articles have stated that sleeping in the buff will increase intimacy with your partner, makes you feel freer and more liberated, and increases your productivity to get on with the day. But what you may not know, is that there are actual HEALTH benefits to this.
You can easily make your body healthier just by going through a night of sleeping naked; we kid you not. Here are 8 Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked You Never Knew About.
#1 BALANCED TEMPERATURE FOR YOUR BODY
For the males, sleeping naked will ensure that your testes remain at a cooler temperature, keeping your sperm healthy and your reproductive systems functioning properly.
For the ladies, the airy sleeping condition can actually reduce yeast infections in your vagina as yeast tend to thrive in moist conditions.
#2 SLOWS DOWN THE AGING OF HORMONES
When your body is warm, your hormones do not function properly. So go on, strip bare and cool your body down so as to prevent aging of your hormones.
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#3 BETTER, DEEPER, LONGER SLEEP
You do not have to struggle with thick pyjamas or get irritated by buttons and drawstrings of the clothing you wear to sleep, and your sleep will be a peaceful one. You will be able to sleep deeper and longer, and you bet your body deserves that rest.
#4 HELPS IN LOWERING CORTISOL IN YOUR BODY
Cortisol – a steroid hormone – can be damaging, and it is correlated to stress.
When you sleep in the buff, it regulates your body temperature, hence help in producing better cortisol. Sleeping otherwise with clothing means your cortisol tend to stay high, and may eventually lead to increased anxiety, cravings for junk food, weight gain, and a lot more worse things.
#5 AND IN TURN, PREVENTS EXCESS FAT
And with your cortisol level being lowered, you are less likely to be stimulated by weird cravings and abnormally strong appetite. Simple as it may sound, it is one of the best health benefits you can get from sleeping naked!
#6 YOUR SKIN CAN ACTUALLY BREATHE
Free your skin after a long day of being covered up. Let your skin breathe.
Because your skin is free and at a cooler temperature when you sleep in the buff, it can eventually decrease the risk of skin diseases – such as athlete’s foot or yeast infections, both caused by being in warmer and wetter conditions.
#7 PREVENTS INSOMNIA
An Australian study has proven that when sleeping in the buff, heat is being pushed out of your core. And because heat is allowed to be released quickly from your body, insomnia will have a lesser chance to kick in.
#8 LET YOUR BLOOD FLOW
More often than not, clothes tend to restrict our blood flow – the rubberised bands, the ribbons, our socks etc. Sleeping naked means your blood gets to flow regularly and healthily while your body rests, and the better circulation is good news for your heart and arteries!