Many people wear pajamas, large tees and underwear, or another type of comfortable attire in bed. However, there may be a number of health benefits associated with sleeping naked. In this article, we take a look at some of the potential health benefits of sleeping with nothing on. We also cover some tips for sleeping naked and discuss what to wear if not sleeping naked.
1: It promotes better Quality sleep
Sleeping in a cooler environment can help improve the quality of a person’s sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the ideal bedroom temperature for getting to sleep is 60–67°F (15.6–19.4°C). Sleeping naked is one way to keep the body’s internal temperature low. Both the quality and duration of a person’s sleep can affect their general health and well-being. In fact, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, poor quality sleep can negatively impact energy levels, memory, and mental performance. A chronic lack of good quality sleep can increase a person’s risk of several of health conditions, including:
high blood pressure
2; Helps a person fall asleep faster In addition to improving the quality of sleep, sleeping naked may also help a person fall asleep faster.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, body temperature is a key part of the circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is a biological clock that regulates when people sleep and wake up. Body temperature changes throughout the day, gradually decreasing throughout the evening and night. This temperature decline partly explains why people begin to feel sleepy at night. Sleeping naked can help the skin cool off faster, which may help lower body temperature and allow a person to get to sleep sooner.
3: May help promote self-esteem A 2018 review of three studies suggested that participation in “naturist activities” may improve life satisfaction, body image, and self-esteem. Although the studies did not specifically investigate the benefits of sleeping naked, it is possible that wearing nothing in bed may have a similar effect.