Sleep plays an essential role in your health and well-being throughout your life. In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Getting enough good quality sleep has many untold benefits, but did you know that you can get additional benefits by sleeping naked?
Sleeping näked isn’t as popular as it should be. Less than a third of people strip down to sleep despite its several significant health benefits. Learn here why sleeping näked is good for you.
1. Boosts Spérm Fertility in Men
These days when tight-fitting pants are a trendy fashion, the need to save the spérm is even more important than ever before. A U.S. study says that a good way of improving the quality of a man’s spérm and thereby increasing his fértility is for him to sleep nâked at night.
Its findings showed that heat exposure and underwear that is too tight can destroy part of the spérm cells and reduce the likelihood of reproductive success. The study suggests that men who want to have the best chance of conceiving should take this into account, although it also mentioned that additional research is required.
2. Deeper Sleep
Most experts agree that sleeping nâked at night helps your body regulate its temperature accordingly and initiates sleep sooner rather than later – which results in better, deeper, happier sleep. This is because your body is naturally programmed to lower its core temperature before sleep can be initiated – a process that can be disrupted by warming underwear or pajamas. Clothing has been found to hamper temperature fluctuation during this critical process thereby prolonging the time required for the body to achieve the optimum sleeping temperature.
3. Improves Metabolism
Studies suggest that sleeping nâked can help you lose weight by burning more calories through increased metabolism. As the body loses temperature faster under cold condition, it triggers a feedback mechanism to raise metabolism to maintain a constant body temperature.
If your body is too hot while you sleep, it won’t release much human growth hormone, which is the trigger it uses to repair cells. Instead, your cortisol (stress hormone) level will stay high, causing a night-time spike in insulin. Effectively, your body remains in ‘panic’ mode rather than ‘healing’ mode and chooses to store fat rather than burn it.
4. Increases Oxytocin Levels
What is oxytocin? Many people refer to it as the love hormone because it helps to increase arousal. While sexual desire is a good reason, oxytocin offers several other important health benefits. It can help to decrease your stress hormones, lower your heart rate, lower your blood pressure, improve digestion and decrease inflammation in the intestines.
When two people start to touch, and their skin touches the skin of their partner, oxytocin is released. When you sleep with clothes on, you limit the number of oxytocin levels because there is less skin to skin contact.
5. Slows Down Ageing
Perhaps the most surprising benefit of sleeping nâked is that it can slow down the natural aging process, thanks to melatonin, also known as the “sleep hormone.” As alluded above, sleeping with your clothes on muzzles temperature regulation and by extension, impedes the release of melatonin.
But emerging scientific data show that this hormone is responsible for much more than just a good sleep. Apparently, it has incredibly high anti-oxidative properties that equip it to fight several of the so-called free-radical-related illnesses such as age-related muscular degeneration.
6. Improves Blood Circulation
For people who tend to sleep with clothes on, waking up with tingling extremity is commonly heard of. A lot of people find that their body parts “fall asleep” while they’re sleeping and need some extra time for the blood circulation to return.
But the trapped nerve feeling in your arms and legs isn’t the only thing that can be lacking circulation when you wake up. According to a study, sleeping nâked can help improve our body’s blood circulation. This can have an extremely positive benefit on your hearts, lungs, and muscles.