Cozy pyjamas and silky sleepwear sound great and all, but have you ever slept in the nude? Surprisingly, only about 8% of people sleep naked which means so many of us are missing out. Sleeping in your birthday suit may not be your first choice, but it’s definitely worth the try! It allows your body to breathe, helps you wake up feeling more refreshed and comes with a handful of healthy benefits too!
Get a better quality sleep
It takes about 10 minutes for the average person to fall asleep, but if you’re sleeping au naturel, you’ll probably hit the hay a little quicker. When you go to bed naked, you have a lower body temperature. Research shows that this helps you fall asleep faster and ensures you stay sound asleep throughout the night. If you’ve ever experienced a 4a.m. wake-up call from the night sweats, you know exactly what we’re talking about! Sleeping naked will help to avoid overheating and keep your body cool so that you can enjoy an uninterrupted slumber.
Look and feel younger
Many of us already have a nightly skincare routine to keep our faces looking fresh and young. But, believe it or not, sleeping naked is actually another way to promote anti-aging. If you're hot when you sleep, this can reduce the levels of melatonin and growth hormones in your body, which both play a role in helping you look more youthful. These hormones play a role in improving bone density, building muscle and repairing tissue. By stripping down before tucking in, you’ll wake up feeling better and more rejuvenated.
Boost your metabolism and weight loss
Burning calories while you sleep sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Keeping your body cooler at night is a great way to boost your metabolism and burn more fat, without doing any heavy lifting. Scientifically speaking, the brown fat cells in our body burn chemical energy to create heat and help maintain our body temperature. Sleeping in the nude cools us throughout the night, which means our bodies need to work a little harder to produce those brown fat cells, and in turn, burn more calories.
Feel happier and more confident
It’s no secret that poor sleep has a major impact on our brains and mental health. When we lose out on good quality sleep, our stress and anxiety levels are likely to skyrocket. Studies have also shown that sleeping naked is directly linked to self-esteem and positive body image. Whether you’re sleeping alone or with a partner, being bare can help you become more comfortable, happier and confident in your own skin.
Tonight before bed, consider stripping down and hitting the sheets sans pjs! When you sleep with hypoallergenic, antimicrobial sheets like ours from Benji Sleep, you’ll be more than satisfied with your decision.