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That NUDE life… Why You Should Sleep Naked.

This time we dare you to sleep in the nude. Yes, you heard us right. We are not trying to be naughty (Santa Claus won’t be happy and Christmas is just around the corner), we are simply trying to improve your health, skin and overall well being! It’s hands down the most affordable way to step up your nighttime routine. Bear with us and read what we’ve got to say.

It makes you fall asleep faster…

…by literally cooling down your body temperature. Basically, lower temperature tells your body that it’s time to sleep. 

Sleeping naked might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to improving your health, but there are some benefits that might be too good to ignore. Since sleeping naked is pretty easy to try yourself, it might be time to strip down and get your snooze on. For your health, that is. The ideal bedroom temperature for getting to sleep is 60–67°F (15.6–19.4°C), and sleeping naked is one way to keep the body’s internal temperature low. Sleeping in a room that is too warm or under too many layers can disrupt the release of anti-aging hormones – in particular, melatonin.

It makes you healthier in many ways!

Sleep is when your body regenerates Why would you torture your body with any unnecessary layers like tight-fitting pajamas, bras, and so on? The first step of a happy and healthy body is to let it breathe and move freely at least during the nighttime. 

Getting rid of underwear is great for your lady parts too. Underwear that is too tight or made from synthetic fabrics can increase the risk of yeast infections. Sleeping naked and avoiding overheating down there is very healthy for gentlemen as well. 

Last, but not least, good sleep equals good health. So if sleeping naked is one way of improving your sleeping patterns and therefore your overall health then you should definitely give it a try.

Better self-esteem & body image

Sleeping in our birthday suit is also a great way to reconnect with your body and boost your self-esteem. Some studies found that spending time unclothed helped boost self-esteem and overall body image, which is something that all of us should practice more often. 

Even if you aren’t comfortable sleeping completely in the nude, just reducing the number of layers you wear at night — or even just ditching your bra or underwear — is an easy way to take advantage of these benefits.

Makes Your Skin Glow

No beauty treatments can save your skin if you don’t get enough sleep. If you cut back on sleep you are reducing the amount of time the skin has to repair, which can affect the way you look. Skin cells regenerate more quickly at night thanks to collagen, the protein responsible for helping our skin keep its volume and elasticity. Also, there is more blood flow to the skin during sleep, which delivers the nutrients it needs to recover from a day of exposure to the elements. A study in the journal Clinical and Experimental Dermatology found that: 

“People who slept seven to nine hours a night had skin that was more moisturized and that could protect and heal itself better after being exposed to ultraviolet light compared to those who slept five hours or less. The well-rested participants also rated themselves as more attractive in a self-evaluation.” 

Sleeping on your back or side instead of your face is a good idea in order to avoid creating sleep wrinkles and irritate your skin.

So, undress and sleep well for that ‘woke up like this’ look. 

Stronger relationships

We are pretty sure that your partner would not mind your new *healthy* habit that is all but backed by pure science <wink>.  One of the latest studies discovered that skin-to-skin contact between adults stimulates the release of oxytocin, which plays an important role in building attachment and strengthens the bonds between partners.

It’s damn cheap!

Think about how much money you can save by simply not spending your hard earned money on pjs?!

If you’re still a bit shy try light, loose fitting fabrics that will help keep the skin cool. Wearing heavier fabrics, such as fleece or flannel pajamas is not the best idea. For males, wearing loose fitting underwear, such as boxers would work too. 

Now how to optimize sleeping in the nude?

Your choice of sheets makes a difference! Especially if you decide to sleep naked. Soft but light sheets can keep you cool, whereas scratchy fabrics may irritate the skin and make it harder to fall asleep. Beauty gurus swear on silk pillowcases and sheets and many dermatology experts confirm the benefits - silk is breathable, keeps you cool, and has been shown to be less irritating to the skin for patients with eczema. Other breathable natural fibers you can choose from are cotton,  eucalyptus, bamboo, crisp percale cotton and linen.

Also, showering before bedtime can help make you feel more comfortable and keep the sheets fresh for longer. Try our handmade and 100% natural soaps!

If your bedroom temperature is too cold, you can try adjusting the thermostat or use an extra blanket.

Let us know what you think? Will you give it a try?

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