7 Benefits of Sleeping Naked

Did you know that sleeping naked can improve circulation and prevent you from suffering from infections? Upon finding a cool environment, bacteria cannot survive
7 Benefits of Sleeping Naked
Carlos Fabián Avila

Reviewed and approved by Doctor Carlos Fabián Avila.

Written by Ángela Aragón

Last update: 15 December, 2022

Science has shown that sleep is fundamental for good health. Taking care of your physical well-being means putting an emphasis on sleep too—it’s not just about diet and exercise. And one surprising new finding is that sleeping naked can be very beneficial indeed.

Although sleeping naked is often thought to be related to an active sex life, that is actually a common misconception. We’ll now go over why leaving your pajamas in the closet can have positive consequences for your health.

Less is more: the benefits of sleeping naked

1. Better rest

Woman sleeping naked in bed

No matter how thin it is, clothing limits your freedom of movement. Without it, on the other hand, you can move as freely as you like. Although this effect is often overlooked, it produces an unconscious response that keeps you from sleeping as well as you should.

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2. Fights the risk of infections

When you sleep without clothing, your body temperature is lower than when you do. As a result, bacteria have a harder time finding the warm home they need to survive in your body.

This is why we recommend that you sleep without clothes on even during the wintertime. Your sheets and blankets provide enough cover and you avoid the paradox of excess body heat during a time when more bacteria exist in the environment.

3. Burn more calories

When you have good thermal regulation, your body is cooled in a way that activates hormones to generate body heat. In this way, you’re burning energy through a process that contributes to weight loss.

In addition, a good night’s rest reduces levels of anxiety. So when you’re stressed you tend to eat more, which means that sleeping naked can cause you to eat less.

4. It keeps you young

Woman enjoying lying in bed

As we just saw, the benefits of sleeping naked are highly related to lower body temperature levels. We have said more than once on our blog that cold protects your cells and slows down the process of aging.

This occurs thanks to melatonin, a hormone responsible for preventing the degeneration of cells. On the other hand, it also improves the quality of your sleep. It works so well that it’s often called the “natural sleeping pill.”

5. Strengthens muscles and bones

When your body tries to regulate its temperature, it awakens your hormonal system, including the growth hormones. The benefits of sleeping naked in this regard is that this hormone enhances the functionality of your muscles and bones.

6. Improves circulation

We mentioned the lack of freedom of movement earlier, and now it should be clear that clothing oppresses your circulatory system, which, in turn, directly affects your cardiovascular system. In a sense, you can consider sleep to be a way of recovering healthy blood flow.

7. Increases your self-esteem

Woman looking at herself in the mirror

When your body comes into direct contact with your sheets, your levels of oxytocin, “the love neuron” will increase. The direct consequence is that you’ll feel more sensual, whether you have company in bed or not.

The benefits of sleeping naked in the bed go beyond sexual activity, because it creates an internal feeling of well-being that, upon waking, makes you feel like a more attractive person. As a result, you leave the house with greater confidence and self-esteem.

One trick to enhance the benefits of sleeping naked: take a shower before going to bed

The reason is simple. The different temperatures that your body experiences will turn on your body’s temperature regulation system to get it to start working earlier.

Now you have no excuses not to try it! Get rid of your pajamas and try getting into bed without your clothes on – you’ll soon see how it can change your life.

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