All it takes is one night of poor sleep for you to understand how important sleep really is for our health.
Sleep isn’t only necessary for relaxation: while we sleep our body repairs itself and maintains the balance of our immune, endocrine, and neurological systems, as well as several other bodily functions.
Due to this, getting seven to eight hours of sleep a day is very important. There is, however, another way to make the hours you sleep even more beneficial to your health: sleeping naked.
In today’s video we’re going to give you five reasons why you should sleep naked:
It burns more calories
When we sleep without clothes, we activate a type of fat known as brown fat which helps our body to produce heat in order to keep us warm.
When this fat is activated, we burn more calories than usual. It improves sleep quality In order for us to rest more efficiently, our body needs to lower its temperature by half a degree, and keep it there all night.
When we sleep naked, we make this temperature reduction easier, allowing us to have a deeper and more restful night’s sleep.
It prevents fungal infections
When we sleep naked, we’re allowing our skin to breathe better. Clothes can sometimes make us sweat more easily, creating the perfect environment for fungus and bacteria to develop.
It fights diabetes
When are body activates the brown fat, it also becomes more sensitive to insulin, the hormone that metabolizes our blood sugar.
When we become more sensitive to insulin, our body is also able to burn more fat and prevent diseases such as diabetes.
It reduces blood pressure
According to several different studies, sleeping naked with someone you’re close to helps your body to produce more oxytocin.
This hormone is able to regulate your blood pressure, strengthen your immune system, fight anxiety, and even reduce stress.
Finally, if you adopt this habit, you will also be helping your wallet, since you won’t need to spend any money on pajamas.