According To Science, Ditch the Pajamas and Sleep Naked
Those of us who are used to slipping out of our clothes…and into pajamas…before bed should start taking cues from those who lose the nightgowns and PJs and sleep naked.
Science has given us a host of reasons why it’s better for us, so you might want to get over your modesty and let your body breathe!
Your body temperature will drop further with no pajamas, which means that you’ll actually fall asleep faster than if you’re insulated!
It’s better for your body to breathe. Certain parts of your body (yes, THOSE parts) benefit from air circulation after being cooped up all day in, you know, clothing. Leaving your body unencumbered during the night allows bacteria to be battled and pH levels to shift.
If you sleep with someone, it could strengthen your relationship. Really! Studies have shown skin-to-skin contact promotes intimacy and trust, and you can’t get that through flannel pajamas and nightgowns!
engthen your relationship. Really! Studies have shown skin-to-skin contact promotes intimacy and trust, and you can’t get that through flannel pajamas and nightgowns!
You’ll wake up faster. This is because you’ll be cleaner and less sweaty, which facilitates getting up and at ’em. Also, as strange as it sounds, taking your PJs off to get dressed is just one more psychological barrier that could keep you in bed for a little longer.
Sleeping in a colder environment (i.e., naked) can actually kick-start your metabolism, so it’s completely true to say that you’ll LOSE WEIGHT SLEEPING NAKED. Pretty amazing, right?
You’ll be more comfortable, too. It might take a while to get used to it, but if you’ve been sleeping in nightgowns or pajamas your whole life, you’ll love how the other half sleeps. Aside from heat and circulation issues inherent in wearing clothes to bed, if you’re a fitful sleeper, you’ll find yourself getting all bunched up and pulled in different directions. Sleeping in the buff does away with all that!
You’ll exfoliate while you sleep. Tossing and turning, especially while naked, allows you to shed dead skin cells. (Yeah, they end up in your sheets, so wash ’em.)
Your evenings will be more productive, too! If you change into pajamas early in the evening…that’s it. Game over. But if you’re sleeping naked, you’ll stick with what you’re wearing which allows you to be more spontaneous and productive.