Everyone hits the hay differently: back sleepers, side sleepers, stomach sleepers, curled up or starfished out. While sleeping positions may come down to personal preference, there’s actually one tried and true sleeping method that’s worth a shot. That method involves the clothing you wear to bed—or lack thereof.
Before you go to bed tonight, find out why you should skip the PJ’s and sleep au naturale!
8. It’ll Be Much More Comfortable
Forget the itchy tags, messed up shirt sleeves, and rotated waistbands. Give your sleeping self one less thing to worry about by eliminating pajamas that can cause discomfort and irritation. It’s also easier to roll over and stretch out with bare skin against sheets, so you might not even have to wake up in order to scoot or flip over.
7. Relieve Your Stress And Boost Your Confidence
There’s something to be said for resting in our most natural state. There’s also something to be said for taking that first brave step if naked sleep makes you feel weird! Better quality sleep can help reduce your overall stress, and if you feel insecure, you might be able to whip your subconscious into shape by making this simple change.
6. You’ll Fall Asleep Faster If You’re Nude
Our body temperatures have to drop by half a degree in order for us to fall asleep. That’s much more difficult for your body if you’re trying to doze off while you’re wrapped up in clothes. Getting naked will help your body temperature drop and maintain that change throughout your sleep.
5. You Just Might Look Even Better In The Morning
You already look great—but if you skip the clothes at night, you might look even better, thanks to a combination of factors. A better night’s sleep pairs up perfectly with a cleaner, less stuffy feeling. Your body will also have an easier time shedding dead skin cells and hair, which can leave you positively glowing.
4. It’ll Turn Bedtime Into A Sexier Time
If you’re partnered up, why not turn bedtime into a naked fest? It could lead to a little bit of extra loving that otherwise might not happen if you pass out in your pajamas.
And if you’re flying solo, let’s be honest: Naked sleep can only make you feel sexier.
3. It Will Help Keep Clean Up Your Downstairs
Staying clothed in underwear or tight garments can create a breeding ground for bacteria, which could lead to ingrown hairs, body acne, and inflammation. It could also increase your risk of developing a yeast infection.
That’s a great reason to strip down and give your skin a chance to breathe!
2. Wake Up Faster And Easier
You might notice that it’s easier to climb out of bed in the morning when you’re wearing nothing at all. It’s more likely that you’ll sweat less throughout the night, so you’ll feel cleaner. It’s also a way to kickstart your morning routine—you won’t have to change out of your sleepwear.
1. A Little Nudity Goes A Long Way For Your Metabolism
Cooler temperatures will likely boost your metabolism, making your body systems work a tiny bit harder to keep your internal temperature level. That metabolism boost should last into the following day, supplementing other healthy choices. Sleeping naked won’t necessarily help you lose plenty of pounds, but any metabolism adjustment is good news.