People who sleep less are more likely to be overweight, tend to be less active, and are generally less healthy, according to this research. However, it seems that one of the easiest ways to avoid all this is to remove your pajamas.
We found that you can benefit from sleeping without clothes in many unexpected ways.
It Helps You Sleep Better
We sleep better when our body temperature is a little lower. Even a slight increase like 0.4 ° C (1.1 ° F) can have an effect on areas of the brain that regulate sleep cycles, thereby disrupting our sleep.
Obviously, any additional clothing would cause more heat, so sleeping naked is the best solution.
It Protects Our Skin
Research has shown that the average time that people wore their pajamas before washing them was 13 nights for men and 17 nights for women.
However, hygiene experts say that it is not enough to protect ourselves from the harmful bacteria that these pajamas tend to accumulate.
In addition, textiles can contain chemicals that penetrate our skin and irritate it, making it much healthier to sleep naked.
It Improves Relationships
Skin-to-skin contact is proven to increase the release of the “love hormone,” oxytocin, in mothers and their babies, leading to a stronger bond between them.
Also, as the research in the book, Close Encounters: Communication in Relationships: “We feel more connected to someone if they touch us.”
Therefore, sleeping without clothes would give you more time to touch yourself, helping you feel closer to your partner.
It Prevents Weight Gain
Keeping your body cooler at night can also help us lose weight. One study showed that cold temperatures increase our ability to burn calories, as people who slept in colder rooms burned 75 more calories than those who slept in warmer temperatures.
Pajamas definitely make you warmer, so it is best to remove them to avoid gaining extra pounds.
It Boosts Our Self-esteem
Interestingly, a study showed that being naked makes us feel better about our bodies, helping us to be more satisfied with our lives.
And of course, the night is the best time to practice it, so try to sleep naked as it can affect your image of yourself, making you more confident in general.
Do you prefer to sleep with or without pajamas? Why?