Previously, people believed that those who sleep naked do not dream at all. And now psychologists are convinced that sleeping without clothes allows a person to feel free on a subconscious level. In the modern world, this is more a necessity than a desire, because every day we “chain” ourselves into tight jeans, an uncomfortable skirt or an office suit.
Interesting facts about a useful habit in numbers
The American National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has long been involved in issues related to the physiological state of rest and the work of the human brain in it. In this regard, various studies were regularly carried out. So, here’s what they installed:
- A third of people on earth sleep naked (studies were conducted with an audience over 18 years old).
- 1/3 of all men prefer to sleep naked.
- 1/5 of all women do not wear shirts.
- The vast majority of people who admitted to sleeping in pajamas were in the 50+ age group.
It is interesting that people made the choice towards a useful habit — “naked sleep” intuitively, that is, for reasons of personal preferences and comfort.
Reason 1: Quality sleep
The human body is an entertaining system in which all processes are interconnected like clockwork. So the axiom: during falling asleep, the body temperature necessarily gradually decreases. We violate the phase of deep sleep necessary for immersion in every possible way by putting on pajamas and underwear. The result is insomnia, restless sleep, and then heavy awakening, lethargy and bad mood.
Sleep problems can be solved — try sleeping naked.
Reason 2: Sleeping naked is a guarantee of positive emotions
By checking the box next to the “Sleep without clothes” item, you get, in addition to relieving fatigue, a portion of the hormone oxytocin or, as they say about it, positive emotions. It is he who is engaged in reducing stress hormones, puts the nervous system in order. For this to happen, a person needs to completely relax. But there is an opinion that people who sleep in clothes do not allow their body to “turn off”. After all, pajamas, no matter how comfortable they are, are an unnatural shell for the human body: in any case, it constrains movements, squeezes or rubs a little.
Conclusion: it is possible to “win” the stress hormone if a person is in a natural state — naked.
3 reason: Another way to deal with excess weight
Staying naked during the night is useful for another reason — there is an acceleration of the metabolism in the body, provided that the sleep is sound and long. For those who sleep in clothes (and we have already found out that this is an uncomfortable state for the body), the number of night awakenings increases, the metabolism slows down. Such a tandem is fraught with the following:
- poor-quality sleep stimulates a drop in the level of the hormone leptin by about 15% (it notifies us of food saturation),
- with an increase in the level of the “talking” hormone, the feeling of hunger also increases (by the same 15%).
As a result, we lose control over our own body, wake up hungry and run to the refrigerator for comfort.
Also, a decrease in body temperature at night reduces the amount of the hormone cortisol in the blood, which contributes to the accumulation of fat in the abdomen. The body can gain strength even with a lower level of substance, which it will restore in the morning without damage to the figure. If sleep is restless, an additional level of cortisol is automatically produced, the consequence of which is an increase in appetite in the morning.
Reason 4: Good blood supply
Did you know that 6–8 hours of quality sleep prevents myocardial infarction and reduces the risk of developing diabetes?
The secret is that the blood must circulate freely and flow to all cells. This is exactly what the shirt prevents (clothing can pinch the body, elastic bands or ties block free movement). Avoiding pajamas is the key to good circulation.
When we sleep naked, the internal organs receive a sufficient amount of oxygen and nutrients, because the blood circulates correctly. As a result, we wake up in good shape — cheerful and in a good mood.
Proper blood circulation promotes instant cell regeneration, so another bonus is that the body looks young and healthy.
Reason 5: Healthy skin
Good habits can be different, but the most important thing is that they have the most beneficial effect on the body. Sleeping without clothes is just one of those.
Every day, our skin is exposed to adverse environmental factors and it simply needs rest, like the nervous system. A simple shower is not enough. Be sure, at least a couple of hours a day, you need to let the body “breathe” naturally — by direct contact with the air.
For what? The answer is simple: The more your skin breathes, the less you sweat, and therefore the less you experience acne, eczema, breakouts and irritation.
Reason 6: Important for the female and male body
Sleeping naked has a beneficial effect on the health of the genital organs of both women and men. Let’s consider in order.
It is preferable for the fair sex to sleep naked. Since sleeping without clothes prevents the active reproduction of bacteria and fungi that develop in warm and humid conditions. Just such creates clothes.
Men, on the other hand, are advised by experts to categorically refuse tight-fitting underwear in favor of free or even in its absence. Why? Scientists have proven that tight-fitting underpants fetter the genitals: sperm motility decreases, as does their concentration, which results in a loss of productive function.
Reason 7: Prevention of deterioration in family relations
Good habits contribute to positive emotions.
Touching the skin is a real aphrodisiac, that is, sleeping naked with a loved one promotes a regular intimate life and strengthens relationships.
According to the British Institute of Research, 57% of Britons who sleep naked said they are happy in their relationship, compared to 43% of those who prefer to sleep in their clothes.
Bodily contact (through the skin) has a beneficial effect on the intimate life of a man and a woman. It simultaneously increases traction and increases the level of trust between partners, and also almost completely removes constraint: usually, those who are embarrassed become more relaxed over time.
In Rus’, there was one belief: a woman who wanted to get pregnant had to sleep naked on a moonlit night.
Reason 8: Budget Savings
Of course, buying a lace shirt or a bathrobe (yes, they sleep in them) is definitely positive emotions, but, most often, it is a big expense item, a waste of money, and women also have a headache: “black or red?”.
And finally, here is the case when the rule “from the opposite” applies: it is always easier not to do than to do! Why waste time searching, buying, and then putting on / taking off things, if you can do without it and, what is important, with health benefits?