Inevitably, the word nudism has been connected with sex. But in reality sex has got nothing to do with nudity. There are dozens of advantages of following nudism. Of course, we all know that its not possible everywhere. But there is one place where it always possible – your bedroom.
Yep, the bedroom. Look at it this way – just why exactly do we wear clothes while sleeping? And don’t say because of cold, in this day and age of heaters and ACs and blankets and quilts of every variety, cold is not a valid point.
So why? Because from childhood we have been programmed that way, that being nude is somehow taboo.
Here”s the thing, not only is it not taboo to be naked in your bedroom, there are actually a lot of health benefits.
1. OXYTOCIN IS RELEASED
One of the hormones that is released when we sleep without clothes is oxytocin. This hormone is beneficial to our health in many ways- it can lower blood pressure, decrease stress levels, help combat depression, and it makes you a happier person in general.
2. CORTISOL LEVELS ARE LOWERED
When your body goes into sleep mode, it has an automatic response to drop its temperature, and sleeping bare-skinned helps to regulate this temperature. This act of regulation helps to maintain normal levels of cortisol. When there is too much cortisol in the system, you experience higher levels of stress, anxiety, junk food cravings, and even weight gain.
3. YOU WILL EXPERIENCE A MORE RESTFUL SLEEP
When you’re sleeping in pajamas or nightwear under a blanket or quilt, you are causing your body to overheat. This prevents the body from reaching its optimal temperature for deep sleep to occur. Tossing, turning, and restlessness can all be prevented by not wearing clothing and keeping your body cool.
4. YOU WILL LOOK YOUNGER, LONGER
There are other hormones that are released when we sleep, and their effectiveness is based on body temperature as well. Melatonin and growth hormones, which contribute to anti-aging and skin health, are successfully released when the body temperature is lowered.
5. TESTICULAR HEALTH IS IMPROVED
Researchers from the National Institute of Child Health and Development and Stanford University have discovered wearing boxers during the day, and going commando at night improves overall sperm quality. The researchers studied 500 men, each of whom explained their sleeping habits and underwear choice, for a full year. They discovered men who followed the ‘boxer-by-day/commando-by-night’ routine had a 25 percent lower rate of damaged DNA in their sperm than did men who wore tighter underwear 24/7.
“We have known for some time that men who increase the temperature of their testicles, either through the heat exposure at work or by wearing tight underwear, have poorer semen quality compared to men whose testicles are cooler,” said Allan Pacey, a leading fertility expert and researcher at the University of Sheffield in England, told the New York Post.
6. REDUCES RISK OF YEAST INFECTIONS
Yeast infections are easily avoidable. By preventing the conditions the infection needs to thrive, you can completely eradicate the need for treatment. Yeast grows in warm and moist environments. By sleeping naked and thereby keeping your body temperature cooler, you can prevent these infections from growing and spreading.
7. YOU WILL GAIN CONFIDENCE
Sleeping naked is a great way to really become comfortable in your own skin. Waking up in the morning and feeling completely refreshed from a good night’s sleep helps to create a happier you. A happier you is a more confident you, and a more confident you is a happier you.
So, you should definitely try sleeping in your birthday suit. However, if you have any doubts about the taboo nature or sexual undertones implicated with sleeping without clothes, just keep this in mind: it’s just a body.
Not everything needs to be sexualized, and some things are just healthier to do without clothing.
Sleeping is one of them.