6 Perks Of Sleeping Au Naturel

source: Health Magazine

Some people prefer sleeping with as much clothing on as possible. Others hate to feel hot or constricted when they sleep, and swear by hitting the sheets completely naked. If you fall under the latter category, you might have been unknowingly benefiting your health this entire time. According to science, here are some ways that sleeping in the n.u.d.e is good for your health.

1. Relieves Stress

Feeling stressed? Just toss away those PJs! Sleeping naked promotes production of the hormone oxytocin, which reduces blood pressure and suppresses production of cortisol, aka the “stress hormone.” Oxytocin production is elevated even more if you sleep with skin-to-skin contact with your partner.

2. Better Sleeps

The body has an amazing ability to lower our core temperatures before sleep is achieved. If you sleep wearing clothing, this can affect the body’s ability to regulate your temperature, making it harder for you to fall asleep at night.

3. Promotes Better Skin And Hair

When your body temperature lowers during sleep, it produces melatonin and growth hormones. Both of these are linked to regenerative properties, and can lead to healthier, more glowing skin and hair.

4. Improves Vaginal Health

When we wear underwear to sleep, it creates moisture and warmth, which can be a breeding ground for bacteria. When you let your lady parts air out, it lets your vagina regulate itself and keeps everything healthy and clean.

5. Promotes Weight Loss And Muscle Growth

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Getting a good night’s sleep (during which your body temperature is regulated) leads to the production of the human growth hormone. The human growth hormone is a vital part of both weight loss and muscle growth.

6. Boosts Immune System

This reason is directly linked to #1. When you’re feeling stressed, your produce less oxytocin and more cortisol. Any hormone linked to stress will suppress your immune system, making it harder to ward off illness and infection. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be sleeping N.a.k.e.d tonight!