Apparently, it is no longer a secret that sleeping naked is more healthy for you than sleeping with any sort of clothing on. Body temperature, recent research declares, can greatly affect your sleeping mind to the point where just a slight rise in temperature will cause more disturbed sleep.
With regard to men, a lower body temperature while sleeping can actually help with sperm production. For women, it can cool them down to the point where it will prevent certain bacteria from gaining a foothold which, in the long term, will likely lower the incidents of yeast infections.
Another chemical related reason for sleeping naked is that it tends to produce the feel-good neurotransmitter of oxytocin especially when there is skin to skin touching with a significant other. Because of this release, your mind will be more relaxed and the absence of clothing means that there will be no distractions with regard clothes getting bunched up and causing sleep disturbances in the middle of the night.
As with the reduction in the chances of getting a yeast infection, other such skin challenges such as athlete’s foot drop significantly also because it gives all of the parts of your body an opportunity to be free of clothing. These clothing restrictions means your pores can breathe more freely and will prevent bacteria from gaining a hold.
It also gives your body a chance to contain and control two important chemicals; those being cortisol and melatonin. The cortisol is the chemical that gets released when you find yourself in a “fight or flight” situation. Getting too warm when sleeping will elevate your cortisol levels and cause you to feel anxious and stressed out when waking. The melatonin, when you sleep in a room below 70 degrees, will allow you to slow down your aging process and prevent wrinkled skin for longer than can be expected.
And, of course, sleeping during the summer months can even be bearable even in the city and with no air conditioning.
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