When it's hot and fuming during summer days, people tend to strip and doze off comfortably. Well, experts say this might be a very good habit especially when done every time a person sleeps. It actually promotes better health.
How exactly does sleeping 'naked' promote health? According to the National Sleep Foundation, the body needs to reach optimal temperature of around 65 degrees Fahrenheit in order for the body to have normal and comfortable sleep. In a previous study, researchers said that sleeping in lower temperatures increases the levels of brown fat which aids in hastening metabolism, reports Today.
"Going naked is great for healthy skin. It helps the elimination of sweat toxins that clothing can reintroduce to the body and better overall blood circulation," plastic surgeon and skincare expert Dr. Michael Fiorillo said.
Throughout the night, the temperature of the body fluctuates. Normally, the body becomes colder as the person falls asleep and warmer if he or she is about to wake up. However, wearing your clothes while sleeping may interfere with this normal cycle.
Mail Online reports that sleeping naked can also protect the private parts because wearing clothes and underwear while sleeping locks in moisture and can promote proliferation of bacteria and other pathogens. This is according to Dr. Brian Steixner, urologist from New Jersey.
Subsequently, it also promotes the production of sperm cells. Wearing tight undies while sleeping may harm them.
Sleeping without constrictive clothing also helps in the regulation of cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone and when it is elevated, sleep is seldom comfortable and continuous. However, by sleeping without clothes, it promotes in the regulation of this hormone to promote relaxation.
Oxytocin levels are also regulated. This hormone helps relieve stress, alleviate depression, fosters feelings of bonding and even lowers blood pressure.