Tuesday, 28 April 2015

AMAZING: Five amazing things sleeping Naked can do to you.

Sleeping is one of the most important things we do every night.

When it comes to the bed and being naked, most people will only slip out of their pajamas and into their birthday suit when they’re turning up the heat in the bedroom. After a bit of getting down under the sheets, they grab the closest clothes and cover up, but experts say this is a bad habit.

Several scientific studies have shown that sleeping with clothes on can negatively affect our quality of sleep, and overall health.

Sleeping naked provides several health benefits for our body, ranging from an improved hormonal balance and mood to better sex.

Below are some amazing reasons sleeping naked is good for your health:

1. Better and deeper sleep:

Getting a good night’s sleep is easier said than done for most people who are light sleepers, toss and turn throughout the night, or are simply too busy that they barely sleep. Achieving the optimal amount of sleep is contingent on the room temperature and overall sleeping environment. If we’re too hot, this will prevent the body’s core temperature to reach the optimal parameters, which can lead to restlessness, and even insomnia. Sleeping naked will prevent the body from overheating, and will therefore lead to a better night’s sleep.

2. Look forever young:

Do you really want to live forever and ever young ..remember that hit song from jay z.
The term “beauty rest,” is not just a myth. Maintaining a room temperature that is no higher than 70 degrees while we sleep allows the anti-aging hormones – melatonin and the growth hormone to function properly. A sleep environment that is too hot will not allow the body to naturally cool itself and disrupts the release of these hormones. Sleeping in complete darkness stimulates the release of melatonin, which cools the body, and then the growth hormone is released. Hormones will work better at lower temperatures and will allow the body to regenerate resulting better hair and skin.

3. Lose Weight:

A good night’s sleep is the best way to fight stress, which causes belly fat. At night, the production of the growth hormone increases while cortisol, the stress hormone decreases. It is during 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. when our body is resting, which means cortisol should be at its lowest. In the morning, cortisol levels reach their highest point to get us energized by the time we get out of bed. If we don’t get a good night’s rest, we tend to wake up with abnormally high cortisol levels that can trigger our appetite for comfort foods and lead to overeating.

4. Better Sex:

Sleeping in the nude with your partner can help stimulate the release of the “love” hormone oxytocin. The skin-to-skin touching will increase a sexual responsiveness and orgasm, while counteracting stress and depression through fighting off the effects of cortisol and blood pressure. “When you and your partner both sleep naked, the skin-to-skin contact will release the feel-good hormone,” Dr. Fran Walfish, psychotherapist and author, The Self-Aware Parent, said. A recent study conducted by Cotton USA found sleeping naked actually encourages physical and emotional intimacy between couples, leading to happier relationships.

5. Protects your vagina:

Yes protects your vagina ...weird right? But it does that .
You see Ladies, when it comes to our lady parts, it’s always best to be safe than sorry. Many women express fear over sleeping naked and its effect on the vagina, deeming it unsanitary. Bacteria thrive in moist, warm environments, especially in women prone to vaginal infections. When you sleep naked, the vagina will get more ventilation, increasing its ability to stay dry and reducing the probability of fungal infection. For men, sleeping naked has been found to increase fertility by keeping the testes at a reasonable temperature. It can also retain the sperm quality, too.

It’s time to slip into your birthday suit and sleep your way to good health.

Contributing columnist : nkem ikeke


  1. For real? Protects the vagina? That's until one insect crawls up on you. You forget say you dey naija? No light to sleep with, insects thrive better in the dark. Just kidding though. Nice tips.

  2. Certainly food for thought. Ty for the post.


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