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The last gusts of winter are blowing over the nation, but the chilly weather doesn’t necessarily mean you need to bundle up in your thickest flannel for bed time.
There tons of perfectly good reason to shed your pajamas before you hop into bed every night. Aside from the fact that it can really comfortable (even just sleeping your undies), it turns out that there actually are some biological benefits to sleeping in the buff.
Scroll down to check out the top three reasons you might want to consider sleeping in the nude.
1. Get A Better Night’s Sleep
How many times have you woken up in the middle of the night because you either over-heated or way too cold. According to The Huffington Post, studies have found that sleeping in the buff helps to regulate your body temperature. In particular this can combat certain forms of insomnia and even trigger deeper levels of sleep! In short: you’re getting more restful sleep by skipping the pjs.
In the event that you’re not sleeping alone, slumbering naked with your sweetie can increase skin-to-skin contact. This has been proven to release the “feel-good” hormone oxytocin, which can help relieve stress and blood pressure. On an emotional level, this can encouraging bonding and intimacy in your relationship.
3. Keep Your Lady Parts In Check
How do we put this delicately? You need to let your lady parts breathe! Mm kay? If you don’t want to go commando, the best time to do this may be while you’re asleep. Some might deem this practice unsanitary, but the opposite is actually true. According to MedicalDaily.com, bacteria tends to flourish in warm, moist environments. Just like you should be wearing cotton panties because they’re more breathable, sleeping naked with promote ventilation to your bikini area thereby reducing the risk of fungal infection.