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The 5 Biggest Health Benefits Of Sleeping Naked

So you eat well and workout regularly, but it turns out your sleeping attire (or lack of) can also play a significant role in your overall health. In fact, plenty of studies have found numerous health benefits of sleeping naked. Next time you get into bed you might want to consider the following benefits of sleeping […]

So you eat well and workout regularly, but it turns out your sleeping attire (or lack of) can also play a significant role in your overall health. In fact, plenty of studies have found numerous health benefits of sleeping naked. Next time you get into bed you might want to consider the following benefits of sleeping in the buff.

Health benefits of sleeping naked

1. Boosts sleep quality

A cooler body temp is essential for falling asleep soundly and removing layers of clothing is an easy way to drop degrees. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam found that lowering skin temperature reduces the number of times you wake up through out the night and increases the depth of your slumber. And the evidence is endless when it comes to the correlation between quality sleep and overall health. Getting seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night results in the reduction of stress, inflammation, mental illness and risk of developing cancer, diabetes and heart disease, while improving your memory, productivity, immune system, and weight loss. 

2. Increases male fertility

A recent study – published in the journal Human Reproduction – found that men who wore tight-fitting underwear had a lower sperm count than those who didn’t. This also comes down to body temperature. Sperm production is significantly affected by heat exposure, this is why testicles stay around four to six degrees cooler by hanging below the body. So sleeping without underwear could significantly help your swimmers.

3. Leads to more sex

One of the biggest benefits of sleeping nude when you’re coupled up is more sexResearch has found that naked sleepers have significantly more sex than their clothed counterparts. On a basic level it makes sense – with all your bits out there’s more opportunity for, ahem, connection. But it’s actually more than that. A study determined that skin-to-skin contact between adults stimulates the release of oxytocin, which can help build attachment and affection between partners. 

4. Improves self-esteem

If you’re feeling down about your bod, getting in tune with it sans clothing can actually help. A study found that spending time naked helped boost self-esteem and body image.

5. Speeds up your metabolism

A study conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health discovered that keeping yourself cool while you sleep can boost your metabolism. This is because your body produces more brown fat to keep you warm, which produces heat by burning calories. The easiest way to cool down in bed? Take your kit off, of course. 

Lifestyle benefits of sleeping naked

Some other obvious pros to sleeping in the buff is that it’s cheaper and easier! You won’t have to worry about spending money on pyjamas and you can just head straight between the sheets after your shower.

Are there any dangers or risks to sleeping in the nude?

There are no health issues associated with sleeping naked. Your main concern with would likely be if an emergency arose, so perhaps keep some clothes near by, just in case. 

Inspired? Here are some celebrities who also sleep naked. 

  • Shay Mitchell
  • Padma Lakshmi
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
  • Miranda Kerr
  • Nick Jonas

By Mens Health Staff

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