Au naturel, in the buff, wearing your birthday suit, naked, undressed, bare assed. Whatever you call it, sleeping naked and keeping your core body temperature regulated is actually the way to heat things up in the bedroom.
Check out these scientific reasons why you should sleep in the buff and bask in the glory of your nakedness.
You'll have better quality shut-eye
To fall asleep your body's core temperature needs to drop slightly and in order to stay asleep it needs to regulate itself throughout the night. If you get too hot your brain will wake you up to find out why you're so hot. Clothing can interfere with this natural fluctuation so wearing your birthday suit will actually help your body regulate its temperature.
Sleeping naked also means less distractions - no clothes getting tangled or twisted - resulting in a deeper, more relaxed sleep.
People who sleep naked also report less incidence of insomnia and a Dutch study found that participants whose body temperatures were lowered recorded deeper sleep for longer periods of time.
You'll have more sex
If you're sleeping next to someone, skin-on-skin contact encourages physical availability which can ultimately lead to a more active sex life. A naked body lying next to you generally means more cuddling which triggers the release of oxytocin, the hormone which increases your sex drive and makes you feel more connected to your partner.
A UK poll found that 57% of people who slept in the nude reported being happy in their relationships vs 48% of people who wore PJs.
It's thought that the more time you spend naked, the more comfortable you will be in your own skin. Being more comfortable leads to being more confident which also makes you more attractive to others.
And in our article 6 Weird and Wonderful Things That Make Men Horny! we revealed that clean sheets are actually a turn on so why spoil the moment with PJs. Bedding can feel wonderfully soft which can relax your body and encourage more intimacy with your partner.
Your pink bits will be healthier
Bacteria thrives in moist, warm environments so wearing PJs or underwear increases your odds of getting an infection.
For women, sleeping naked lets them air out their hoo-ha. Cooler, more airy sleeping conditions can help prevent yeast infections resulting in a healthier vagina.
For men, testes will remain at a cooler temperature and this helps keep your sperm healthier. In fact wearing loose underwear during the day and sleeping naked can result in a 25% increase in sperm quality.
And in our recent article we talked about your penis needing quality shut eye and that sleeping less than 5 hours a night lowered the testosterone levels of young, healthy guys by 10% after only a few days.
Who would have thought that free balling was a healthy option!
You'll boost your metabolism
If you overheat during the night your cortisol levels tend to stay high even after you've woken up. Cortisol is a hormone and high levels can lead to increased anxiety and stimulate your appetite for comfort food.
A diabetes study in 2014 found that when people slept in a chilly room they produced a greater volume of brown fat, a healthy fat that burns calories to generate body heat. So keeping your body temperature lower by sleeping in the nude can produce the same effect.
You'll look younger
While you sleep you naturally trigger the release of melatonin and growth hormones which are vital anti-aging hormones. A cooler sleeping environment (below 21 degrees celsius) helps the body regulate these hormone levels. Sleeping naked is sounding better and better!
Sleeping naked really is the new black! So ditch the PJs and indulge in some naked time tonight!