With summer still in full swing and temperatures soaring to new heights, everyone is trying to stay cool, especially while sleeping. But it turns out there's more reason to snooze in the buff, other than just beating the heat. According to research from the American Academy of Sleep Science, sleeping naked is good for your health.
As the study explains, your body temperature naturally dips a little after you enter a deep sleep. This is due to the chemical cortisol, which helps maintain the core temperature of your figure. But wearing pajamas can actually disrupt this process, making your body feel hotter and negatively impacting your sleep cycle. As we all know too well, lack of sleep can then lead to a slew of other issues, including increased anxiety, and poor judgment.
Maintaining your body at its natural temperature during sleep can also go a long way toward keeping your skin and hair glowing. How? According to the Journal of Clinical Investigation, when your body temperature dips during sleep, it facilitates the release of melatonin and growth hormones — both of which boast anti-aging elements and make your skin and locks shine. But wearing PJs that make you too warm at night can alter their release, preventing you from getting the lustrous hair and skin that you want.
Of course, there's also a more obvious reason to sleep in
the nude: sex. Sleeping naked next to your partner will likely help put both of
you in the mood. Plus, snuggling in the buff releases oxytocin, the "happy
hormone" that always leaves you feeling good upon its release.
So what are you waiting for? Leave those pajamas behind, crawl into bed, and get ready to wake up feeling rested and glowing.
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