This blogpost was created by Sierra Skelly.
Many of us know the joy that comes with being clothes-free, however, if you are still on the fence about it, consider just sleeping naked first. In the comfort of your own home, under the sheets with the lights out, it’s the perfect way to ease into nudism. Plus, there are so many health benefits to sleeping naked. Below we dive into a few of the top reasons you should sleep au naturel.
- Better Sleep
Temperature plays a huge role in your quality of sleep. If you are someone who tends to sleep hot, try sleeping naked. Sleeping nude can increase your body’s temperature creating a biological cue for your body to go to sleep. You are also less likely to have your REM sleep disrupted by waking up too hot.
- Increased Self-Esteem
One study found that spending time in the nude can increase confidence and decrease body image dissatisfaction. It goes to show that if you sleep naked, you are more likely to wake up feeling confident and happy. If you want to boost this benefit, try meditating in the nude before bed. This will help center your body and mind and allow you to take the time to acknowledge your accomplishments.
- Supports Female Productive Health
Wearing underwear that is too tight can increase your chance of getting a yeast infection. There is research to support that sleeping without underwear can prevent this and have a positive effect on female reproductive health. Many gynecologists will recommend sleeping in the nude as a preventative measure.
From better sleep to increased self-esteem, there are many benefits to sleeping in the nude. For more on the benefits of sleeping au naturel, check out the infographic Casper provided below.