The Benefits of Sleeping Naked

Yes, you read that right…there are numerous benefits in ditching those PJs and sleeping naked.

Sleep boffins have found that it can help regulate your cortisol levels! When you sleep naked, it helps keep your body temperature at the optimal ranges so your body can better manage cortisol – which if too high can lead to increased anxiety, cravings for bad food and weight gain.

By also keeping your sleeping environment below 21 degrees Celsius your body can better regulate melatonin and growth hormones. These chemicals help the body do things like prevent ageing and are essential to good health. 

Boffins also found it can keep your reproductive organs happier in more ways than one (nudge nudge, wink wink!) For men, the cooler sleeping conditions allows the testes to remain at a cooler temperature. This helps keep sperm healthy. For women, the cooler and more airy sleeping conditions can actually help prevent yeast infections.

Of course if you are sharing your bed with someone else you will benefit from skin on skin contact. This will help release oxytocin, which is the neurotransmitter that helps you feel those good feelings about your lover.

What’s more with with no PJs or nighties to get twisted and feel uncomfortable when we move around in our sleep, we will be comfortable and less likely to wake in the night.

And of course no Pjs to buy, wash or put away!