Sleeping can offer numerous health benefits, but did you know you could take it to the next level by sleeping naked? Our friends at YourTango share the benefits of sleeping in the nude.
Put on your birthday suit and snoooooze.
And a new study says that, in order to get the full benefits of sleep, you should go to bed in your birthday suit.
1. You sleep better overall.
When you sleep better, your brain works better. A University of Rochester study found that sleeping allows your brain to remove toxic proteins from your brain neurons. These toxic neurons negatively affect your ability to think and process information.
And further studies found that in order to get the best sleep, you have to lower your skin temperature. This can happens when you're not wearing anything else that provides warmth, i.e., clothes.
2. You are less stressed.
In order to avoid high levels of stress, you need proper rest, especially after a long day. And how do you get proper rest? That's right... sleeping in the nude.
3. You lose weight.
According to a study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, keeping your body temperature cool "speeds the body's metabolism because your body creates more brown fat to keep you warm," which produces 300 more times heat than any of your other organs. This boosts your metabolism.
Also, no clothes mean less restriction, which improves your blood circulation.
4. You'll feel confident.
Everybody wants to feel confident in their own skin, right? What better way to start than sleeping naked? So go ahead and give it a try tonight.
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