This could be the best sleep of your life!
FORGET those old-school unicorn PJs and ditch that scraggy night shirt that’s seen far better day – it’s time to strip off!
Yeah OK, we know it’s absolutely freezing right now so taking our clothes off isn’t exactly ideal but turns out, being naked whilst sleeping is actually really good for your health. No jokes.
A recent survey by Furniture Choice found that 40 per-cent of Brits claim they don’t generally have a good night’s sleep. So, maybe it’s time you got a little nudey. Dr Sarah Brewer, a
general practitioner, reveals why…
Yes you ready that right! Dr Brewer says that if sleep is disrupted from being too warm, your body produces more cortisol than usual, leading to an increased appetite. Basically, being hot i
bed is a no-no.
Improves skin problems
Overheating at night can worsen many skin conditions, so sleeping naked can help prevent this.
Reduces risk of fungal skin infections
Dr Brewer says: ‘Candida yeast cells change from the superficial ‘harmless’ cell form, to invading threat form, when conditions are warm and moist. Sleeping naked and airing areas
susceptible to thrush can lead to fewer recurrent Candida infections.’
Share a bed with your other half? Sarah says that sleeping naked gives a sense of freedom and may help couples feel more loving. Humans are highly-tuned to the sight of bare skin, which
acts as a signal for sexual arousal. Ooh-er!
Improves male fertility
Leave this open in front of your man before bed this evening. Dr Brewer explains: ‘Testosterone hormone is secreted at night and rises in certain stages of sleep. If a man feels too hot and
his sleep is disturbed as a result, his testosterone production may be reduced. Sleeping naked helps to promote a healthier sleep pattern, so normal testosterone production occurs.’