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14 Sexy Benefits of Sleeping Naked You had No Idea About

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Sleeping naked is not new to some people, but if you’re giving that a serious thought, here’s why you should take everything off before going to bed.

The idea of sleeping naked is foreign to me; I intentionally buy pajamas–they must exist for a reason, right? Throwing them away *especially when they cost a quarter of my salary* seems ludicrous, but apparently I’m better off without them.

It is both shocking and slightly understandable because our ancestors started out that way before the fig leaf came into vogue. Yet here we are, buying sleepwear worth hundreds of dollars because it’s what we were taught to do.

So why is there a new movement telling us to forego the flannel and whip out our breasts in the dead of night, in the comfort of our bedrooms? I mean, I understand how empowering that might feel, but even I may need a little convincing.

I’ve been sleeping in jammies for 26 years, so I’m a little hard-pressed to believe that airing out my lady bits could be good for me. Still, judging from the advice of many professionals, sleeping naked is actually good for our whole body and not just our privates. [Read: 15 effortless ways to look really sexy when you’re naked]

Why sleeping naked is good for you

#1 Airing out your vajayjay makes it healthier and cleaner. The author of “The Sex Drive Solution for Women,” Jennifer Landa, MD, says that sleeping without panties on can promote a healthier environment for your vagina. A closed-off and excessively warm environment is the perfect setting for a yeast infection, so airing it out can prevent infection.

#2 The cooler you are, the better you sleep. Wearing sleepwear and a ton of blankets can be bad for your sleep cycle. Your body temperature is supposed to drop in order for you to get into an optimum state of sleep, which means that blankets and clothes might increase your temperature and disrupt your sleep. That’s not good at all, considering a lack of Z’s is both unhealthy and makes for a very unpleasant morning.

#3 You’ll wake up younger every day! Well, not exactly–but your aging process will significantly slow down. As we sleep, we release growth hormone (a natural anti-aging substance),and when sleep is disrupted due to excessive warmth, we produce less of it and end up aging faster. [Read: How to increase your sex appeal effortlessly]

#4 Your stress levels will decrease. Sleeping without clothes on is more comfortable for our body, as described above. Because we’re sleeping soundly, our stress hormone, cortisol, also decreases.

#5 It’s a confidence booster. When we are naked, we are more aware of our body–and that’s a good thing. That’s why walking naked, alone, in the house doesn’t feel embarrassing at all. It feels sexy and empowering, which in turn boosts our confidence levels. [Read: 8 easy steps to get your body confidence in bed]

#6 Better relationships. Sleeping naked next to each other boosts your oxytocin levels. This is what scientists call the “love hormone.” When it’s at its highest levels, it promotes pair bonding, which is a scientific way of saying that you and your partner will like each other more.

#7 Awesome *and frequent* sex. This is also a wonderful side-effect of increased oxytocin. Researchers found that those who released more oxytocin tended to experience stronger orgasms and had decidedly more engaging sex lives. This means not only more sex, but better sex.

#8 Less laundry. Enough said.

#9 Keeps the boys cooler and healthier. For men, sleeping naked cools down their testes. This is the ideal environment for keeping your sperm healthy. That’s why sleeping naked is related to higher fertility rates in men. [Read: Healthy balls – 7 easy tests to keep your testicles in great shape]

#10 Sleeping is finally bearable in the summer. The majority of highly populated countries are now experiencing extreme temperature bursts during summer. If you continue to sleep naked during that period, you won’t have to suffer from hot flashes that aren’t supposed to occur in non-menopausal men and women.

#11 Revs up your metabolism. Sleeping in a cooler environment allows your body to produce healthy fat that increases your metabolism. Study author Francesco S. Celi, MD says that his subjects, who slept in a chilly room, produced more brown fat – a healthy fat stored in your neck which burns your calories in order to generate body heat. Sleeping naked might produce the same effects.

#12 It boosts your immune system. Getting uninterrupted sleep because you’re naked is also a great way to boost your immune system. We heal faster while we sleep, and we store enough energy to keep our healthy antibodies working.

#13 You’re less hungry when you wake up. High levels of cortisol increase your appetite. Since sleeping naked lowers the amount of cortisol in your body, you’re less likely to feel like you need a midnight snack or an extra serving of dessert in the middle of the day, contributing to weight loss or weight management. [Read: Lights on or off? – The best light conditions for great sex]

#14 More sex. Sleeping naked all the time? That’s just asking to be woken up by your boyfriend’s stiffy or your girlfriend’s mouth. Kidding aside, couples are more likely to feel the urge to sleep together when they sleep naked next to each other. Oxytocin high, cortisol low. Nothing could go wrong.

How to start sleeping naked

Now that you’re slightly convinced to sleep in the buff *I know I am*, here are some guidelines on how you should go about it.

#1 Change your sheets regularly. You’ll be sleeping in the nude, so all sorts of bacteria may feast on your skin. Your privates may be cleaner, but your skin sure as heck won’t be if you don’t change your sheets every week.

#2 Invest in some curtains or blinds. Unless you’re into your neighbors seeing your bare ass, then skip it.

#3 Lock your doors. Give your roommates or housemates a fair chance. You might be pretty comfy with getting naked in your room, but someone may come in when you least expect them to. Before you turn out the light, be sure to flip the lock.

#4 Make sure there aren’t any bugs in your room. It hurts enough when a bug bites your limbs. Imagine if they get to the more sensitive parts of your body. [Read: 12 naughty and devious ways to see a friend naked]

#5 Place your robe and shoes near your bed. Sleeping naked is okay, but make sure you’re ready for an emergency like a fire or an earthquake. You can’t exactly run outside wearing nothing, now, can you?

#6 Place a bag of clothes near your bed. If possible, pack an emergency bag as well. It might be cold outside and a robe won’t do you any good in freezing weather conditions. [Read: How to look really sexy in bed when your man comes over – a guide on sexy positions]

#7 Shower. Do this as often as you can, because sleeping naked may invite additional bacteria to dine on your body. Although it may seem like a significant downside, it can easily be remedied with clean sheets and a bar of soap.

#8 Moisturize. If you’re planning on sleeping naked permanently, make sure you moisturize as well. Increase your sex appeal by having smooth and silky skin—as a bonus, moisturizing will also minimize chafing. [Read: 18 physical turn ons for guys that stiffen their pants instantly]

Now that you know how to effectively sleep in the buff, make sure you get the best out of it by bringing your “A” game: come clean, come prepared, and come ready to snore!

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4 thoughts on “14 Sexy Benefits of Sleeping Naked You had No Idea About”

  1. Mark says:

    I’ve definitely noticed my health improve since I’ve started sleeping in the nude. While it’s a little chilly to start with and yeah there’s a bit of shrinkage, which probably isn’t a bad thing for me ;), it eventually becomes second nature and is far more comfortable in the long run. I’m much happier since dropping my boxers and top as well. There’s a hidden power in getting great sleep and this is a great way to push things in that direction. Give it a try some time, guys!

  2. Eunice says:

    Sleeping naked, even the thought makes me snicker a bit shyly. I get that there are benefits and also with that are some qualifying safeguards to be healthy and sanitary. I understand the obvious sexual expression and fulfillment that will come from it. Some of the other things like slowing down the aging process is a welcome bit of information. Due to that alone I may start this weekend to try this out.

  3. Dr. J. Azlam says:

    I don’t agree with the idea that “airing out” a vagina makes it healthier and helps prevent yeast infection. While there is some degree of truth to air circulation, it doesn’t allow women to neglect the fundamental causes of yeast infection: pH imbalance. When that’s disturbed, either through poor diet or extended antibiotic treatment, then they’re creating the conditions required for a yeast infection to flourish in the first place. When this happens, then no amount of air circulation will help improve the situation and a visit to a family physician will be needed.

  4. Penelope says:

    Less laundry? Yeah, I’m totally on board with that. I know a lot of women are in the same sort of boat as me when it comes what happens down there on a day to day basis, so keeping things cleaner through sleeping in the nude definitely helps improve my laundry situation. I can’t really say that my sex life has improved all that much since sleeping naked more regularly. Really, the frequency has been the same as before, but yeah, keeping the laundry to a minimum is definitely the key.

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