Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Get ready to shed your nightwear and go naked when you sleep! According to some sleep experts, sleeping naked can actually benefit your health.
Sleeping naked helps to regulate your body's temperature and so get you a better night's sleep. Your temperature fluctuates throughout the night, getting colder as you fall asleep and warmer as your get close to waking up and your clothes can interfere with these natural fluctuations.
As your temperature drops, night clothes can make you too hot, leading to tossing and turning, says Men’s Health sleep advisor W. Christopher Winter.
Besides that, there are other reported benefits of sleeping naked:
- Sleeping naked helps you lose weight. A chillier sleep increases production of a brown fat stored in your neck that burns calories in order to heat up your body.
- Sleeping naked also helps protects your private parts, according to Brian Steixner, M.D., a urologist based in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sleepwear keeps heat and moisture in, which creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Both men and women's genitalia benefits from having an airy, cooler, dryer place to sleep at night.
- Sperm production can also be helped by sleeping naked. Tight underwear and too warm testicles are bad for the swimmies, according to Men's Health.
- Sleeping naked against a partner increases your oxytocin levels. This 'love hormone' helps relieve stress, alleviate depression, fosters feelings of bonding and even lowers blood pressure.
Convinced? Try it out tonight!