KAMPALA, Uganda|SHIFTMEDIA| The issue of sleeping naked has always been a topic of discussion in many foras.
Though sleeping naked to many people might look weird to some people, but there are so many benefits attached to it.
These are the five reasons you must sleep naked
- It encourages greater intimacy
Apart from making sleeping next to a loved one exciting, our naked body releases oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone.”
A 2009 study published by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, says “Oxytocin reduces blood pressure, cortisol levels and helps to reduce stress.
2. It can keep you cool
One way to be cool during sleep is to abandon clothes.
3. It may help relieve insomnia
According to Dr Cameron Van den Heuvel of University of South Australia’s Centre for Sleep Research, regulating sleep temperature may bring some relief to sufferers of insomnia.
“Studies of sleep onset insomniacs show that they consistently have a warmer core body temperature immediately before initiating sleep when compared with normal healthy adults. This results in a state of heightened arousal that prevents them from falling asleep when they go to bed, probably because they have to wait for their bodies to lose the heat that’s keeping them awake. We’re only talking about a half to one degree but that small temperature change can result in significant differences in arousal between insomniacs and people without sleeping problems.”
The implication is that sleeping naked relieves insomnia.
4. It can help relieve stress
Sleeping naked can relieve stress because it lowers cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone commonly referred to as the “stress hormone,” and when levels are chronically spiked, health problems can arise, such as a propensity towards high blood pressure, weight gain, and a compromised immune system.
5. It can make you look and feel young
During sleep, a variety of growth hormones, as well as anti-ageing hormones such as melatonin, are released. These hormones serve to keep us looking and feeling young. To encourage the optimal release of these growth hormones, we need to get those seven to eight hours of sleep.