Scientists swear naked sleep is what might get you feeling and looking better. We spill on the top 5 reasons you should ditch those PJs for good:
SLEEP NAKED FOR A BRIGHTER TOMORROW
This might come surprising: The optimal temperature for restorative sleep is between 16-21˚C. Wrapping yourself in heavy sheets or flannel PJs can prevent the body’s core temperature to reach the optimal parameters, which can in turn lead to restlessness and even insomnia. Hitting the sack naked helps prevent the body from overheating, leading to a better night’s sleep and a bright-eyed & bushy-tailed morning.
Moreover, you will feel a whole lot more sultry slinking into bed in your birthday suit. You can tune in to sensations like the feeling of the silky sheets and the coolness of the air against your skin, which can be very sexy. And feeling sexy is a great confidence booster.
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SLEEP NAKED TO FIGHT WRINKLES
While you might like to cozy up in bed, it can actually make your beauty sleep less effective. As your body temperature drops at night, regenerative hormones work their magic to keep your skin and hair looking awesome from inside out. A too-warm snoozing environment (higher than 21˚C) can impede the release of melatonin and growth hormone – two major anti-ageing hormones – into your body.
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SLEEP NAKED TO SHRINK MUFFIN TOPS
The secret to fight unhealthy cravings and whittle your waist lies between your sheets: A good night’s sleep is a great way to reduce belly fat inducing stress hormones. Normally, the production of the growth hormone increases at night while cortisol (the stress hormone) drops to its lowest between 10 pm and 2 am as the body goes into rest & restoration mode. In the morning, cortisol levels reach their highest point to get us energized by the time you get out of bed. Without a good night’s rest, you tend to wake up with abnormally high cortisol levels which can trigger a ravenous appetite for comfort foods, or increase feelings of tension or anxiety.
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SLEEP NAKED FOR HEALTHIER VAGINAS
Bacteria and fungus thrive in moist, warm environments, especially in women prone to vaginal infections. Going commando by night airs out your lady parts, allowing it to stay sanitary and dry, hence reducing the ability of the infection-causing bacteria and fungus to outgrow the normal healthy vaginal flora. As for the boys, resting in the buff may boost your fertility and sperm quality by keeping your jewels at a cool and conducive temperature.
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SLEEP NAKED TO STAY IN LOVE
When you and your spouse lie nude, that skin-to-skin contact releases oxytocin (a.k.a the love hormone or cuddle chemical). As always love triumphs over stress, depression, the harmful effects of high cortisol, and even reduces blood pressure. Furthermore, it encourages more sex. And we all know orgasms are both Mother Nature’s best bedtime story and an elixir for a beautiful morning afterglow!
Our advice? Strip down and tuck in!
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*This article has been selected Article of the Month for Jul 2014*