Sleeping naked isn’t for everyone, but if it’s for you, then you’re onto a good thing. Personally, I can’t remember the last time I wore clothes to bed - it makes me feel restricted and I see sleeping nude as a great opportunity to cuddle up to my partner and enjoy a few hours of intimacy while we sleep. Don’t get me wrong, there’s all sorts of comfy and sexy pyjamas out there to enjoy this winter, but the most comfortable clothes you can possibly wear are no clothes at all. Not convinced? Read the 4 top health benefits of nude sleeping below:
#1 It makes you sleep deeper and feel sexier
Ditching clothes at bedtime will reduce the risk of waking up to scrunched up pyjama pants, restrictive tops and annoying buttons and clasps that press into your skin. Wearing no clothes gives your body the freedom to move with ease and reduces unnecessary overheating of the body. Sleeping naked also helps you to feel sexy and free in your own skin… there’s also nothing sexier than feeling your naked skin against the sheets, or pressing up naked against your lover.
#2 It encourages lots of sex!
There’s nothing more enticing than a warm naked body and sleeping naked automatically increases physical and emotional intimacy in relationships. Naturally, if you’re already nude, you are likely to have more sex and reap the benefits of being ready for physical intimacy at any moment.
#3 It’s great for personal hygiene
Sleeping naked gives your genitals the opportunity to breath. Our skin is our biggest organ and yet we spend all day wearing clothes made from synthetic and restrictive fabric that don’t always allow it to breath. For women, a moist and warm vagina can be the breading ground for vaginal bacteria and fungal infections such as thrush. Giving your vagina and vulva the opportunity to air out is great for your reproductive and physical health and wellbeing.
# 4 It helps you love your body
Many people don’t enjoy sleeping naked because it forces them to see and feel their body for what it is. It can leave us feeling vulnerable and literally naked in body and soul. There’s only so long you can put up with not loving your body… if this sounds like you, it’s time to face up to your insecurity and work on self-love and self-acceptance. Once you do the work around feeling comfortable within your own skin, then you will enjoy sex and intimacy more and notice more pleasure in all areas of your life.
This article was published in Juliet's regular Saturday column in the Gold Coast Bulletin 13th June 2015