When a journalist had asked the legendary Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe, “What did she wear to bed?” This is what the actress had replied – “What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course!”
The legendary actress’s bold and iconic statement has provoked me to come up with a post that convinces you why it’s good to sleep without any clothes on. Hence, I offer you top 5 reasons to Sleep without wearing any Clothes on. Read on!
Reason 1 – Sleeping naked boosts your anti-aging hormones
If you’re among those who are extremely concerned about aging and can go to any extreme to delay the signs of aging then better shed off your clothes when you slip to bed. Most of the people have the habit of covering themselves with comforters irrespective of the weather. This ‘too warm’ sleeping environment can prevent the body from natural cooling.
If your body is exposed to temperature higher than 21˚C then it will restrict the release of useful anti-aging hormones, especially the melatonin and growth hormones. Melatonin, which is released in complete darkness, triggers a critical cooling factor within the body. The drop in body temperature further helps in releasing of the growth hormones. And when the body is exposed to hot environment, it then disrupts this anti-aging process.
Moreover, scientists believe that sleep works as a magic pill for beauty. In an article published in the Journal, it was mentioned that we can get great good doses of growth hormones, plus can improve athletic performance by taking a sound, antidotal sleep.
Reason 2 – Sleeping naked enables better body composition
As I have already mentioned that sleeping with heavy blankets or clothes restricts release of growth hormones; it also further leads to uncomfortable and disturbing sleep.
The growth hormone (HGH) that is released is essential for tissue repair, muscle building, bone density and healthy body composition. Improper sleep checks the release of these essential hormones, thereby decreasing the rate of fat burning process and also reducing release of appetite-controlling hormones, ultimately leading to weight gain.
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Reason 3 – Taking off clothes in bed gives you deeper sleep
Believe it or not, research has shown that one of the major reasons for insomnia is faulty body temperature and the circumstances that check the body from getting cooled down.
In an experiment, Dutch scientists made participants to sleep with laced thermosuits that lowers down skin temperature to one degree Celsius without affecting core body temperature. And the result was the participants didn’t wake up during night, moreover they were in deep sleep.
Reason 4 – Sleeping naked lowers down cortisol and reduces belly fat
When the body temperature cools down and growth hormones are released, cortisol also lowers down. Scientists believe that between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. the body actually rests and recuperates. This is the period when cortisol should be at its lowest and by 2 a.m. the adrenal glands become active and generate cortisol, a process which takes up speed by 4 a.m. and by 6 a.m. It reaches its highest point thereby making you feel energized for the entire day.
Reason 5 – Sleeping bare-skinned is an ode too oxytocin
Do I have to explain how sleeping nude with your partner helps you in leading a happy married life? When you sleep along-with your partner undressed, your body releases feel-good hormones. The oxytocin hormone reduces stress and depression, whilst lessening the harmful effects of cortisol and also stabilizes blood pressure.
So these were the top 5 Health Benefits of Sleeping Without clothes! Happy reading!