5 Benefits of sleeping naked

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Decreases stress levels

Sleeping without clothes on is more comfortable for our body, and because you’re sleeping soundly, the stress hormone, cortisol, also decreases. A study conducted by the US National Institute of health found that stress lead imbalance cortisol level. Proper rest helps to restore normal cortisol levels, which decreses your stress levels.

Better sleep

Wearing pyjamas and covering yourself with tons of blankets can be bad for your sleep cycle. According to research, the human body is designed to decrease in temperature during sleep, and not only does sleeping naked keep you comfortable through the night, but it determines when your body is ready to fall asleep and when to wake up. This means blankets and sleepwear might increase your temperature and disrupt your sleep.

Keeps things healthy down there

The author of “The Sex Drive Solution for Women,” Jennifer Landa, MD, says that sleeping without panties on can promote a healthier environment for your vagina. A closed-off and excessively warm environment is the perfect setting for a yeast infection, so exposure to some air can prevent infection.

You’re less hungry when you wake up

High levels of cortisol increase your appetite. Since sleeping naked lowers the amount of cortisol in your body, you’re less likely to feel like you need a midnight snack contributing to weight loss or weight management.

Boosts your confidence

When we are naked, we are more aware of our body and that’s a good thing. A University of Melbourne study found that confident people earn higher wages and get promoted more often than their less confident counterparts. Sleeping naked makes you more comfortable in your own skin. As your comfort with your body increases, so does your self-esteem and confidence. 

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