Everyone has a preference when it comes to what to wear when sleeping. Some choose a sexy nighty and others their birthday suit. But what’s healthiest for your body? Should you sleep naked? DOSE have the answer for you and explain why sleeping naked is the best option if you want a good night’s sleep.
The Benefits Of Sleeping Naked
Helps You Fall Asleep Faster
Your body’s temperature has a huge part to play in how and when you fall asleep. It’s part of your circadian rhythm, which basically acts as a clock for your sleep. The ideal temperature to fall asleep in is 18ºC. As you cool down, your body knows to fall asleep. So sleeping naked is a fast track to falling asleep.
Supports Vaginal Health
Sleeping naked can help maintain the yeast levels in the vagina. Too much yeast can cause infection, so it’s healthy to let the girl breathe. Regardless of what you wear during the day, sleeping naked is an easy way to air out your vagina and keep it healthy.
Sleeping naked is known for having a positive effect on male fertility. Research suggests that wearing tight underwear during sleep increases the temperature of the scrotum. This can decrease the sperm count and vitality.
Supports Skin Health
When you don’t get enough sleep your skin can become swollen, droopy, wrinkly and dark circles can appear. Sometimes even a beautifying face mask can’t cover up the evidence of lack of sleep. But sleeping naked can. It helps you sleep better and after one night of a good, naked night’s sleep, your skin should be looking a whole lot better.
Sleep can also improve how your skin heals. One study looked at whether poor sleep limited the skin’s ability to heal from a small wound. They found that the group that slept well had recovered faster than the two groups that had less and worse sleep.
Improves Sleep Quality
Our circadian rhythm regulate our bodies. We go through cycles of heating and cooling throughout the day. At the end of the day when we begin to feel tired our melatonin increases and our body temperature decreases. This decrease in temperature continues throughout the night. Therefore, its essential to maintain a cool temperature without getting too cold. If it’s too cold or too hot, you risk impacting your rapid eye movement sleep, which is the dream stage of sleep that helps refresh your brain and body. Sleeping naked is one way to stay cool beneath the covers.
Increases The Feel Good Hormones
Sleeping naked with your partner can increase the connection between you. Skin to skin contact has been found to reduce stress as it releases the hormone oxytocin – one of our favourite feel good hormones. Additionally, sleeping naked with your partner can improve your self esteem and comfort around each other.
Is Sleeping With Underwear On Healthy?
If sleeping naked isn’t for you, choose loose, cotton underwear, as it’s breathable and allows for air exposure. The risk of yeast infections is often increased by inadequate air circulation, commonly due to tight or synthetic underwear. Avoiding tight or ill-fitting underwear while you sleep can contribute to overall better vaginal health.
Born and bred in London and an avid vegan, Demi has explored most of the hidden vegan spots in London and is on a mission to try them all. Her experience working for wellness and vegan startups has enhanced her passion for health trends and vegan food. Her time is mostly spent in vintage stores, painting or cleaning her growing sneaker collection. Her next goal is to earn her scuba diving license and hopefully explore oceans all around the world.