WHY COUPLES SHOULD SLEEP NAKED.Did you know that sleeping naked with your spouse is one of the key secrets to a happy relationship? Nudity encourages intimacy and openness in a couple as a result of the skin on skin contact which then leads to happiness between the couple.
This is even backed by science. It might interest you to know that a survey conducted in the US found that couples who slept naked ended up happier in their relationships than those who slept in nighties and pajamas.
The feeling of warmth and safety that comes from sleeping nude in the arms of your partner is unparalleled. At the end of the day, when you snuggle in close to each other, the calm that washes over you often brings with it a sense of wellbeing.
Sleeping naked with your partner less than an inch away from you turns up the heat between the sheets which often leads to greater sex as the slight touch of skin boosts the production of oxytocin – often referred to as the love hormone. When the hormone oxytocin is released in the body, it helps you feel those impulsive good feelings towards your partner, it increases your feeling of arousal and your feeling of trust which makes you ever ready for sexual play.
Asides from boosting intimacy, it also has a variety of health benefits. Baring yourself with your partner builds both psychological and physical trust which is definitely a good way to strengthen and improve your relationship.
So now let’s take a closer look at 4 particular reasons why couples should sleep naked.
YOU GET BETTER SLEEP
Sleeping in the nude prevents your body from overheating – especially during Nigeria’s hot weather – and gives your body’s temperature the chance to naturally reduce. This makes you feel less stressed and you find yourself quickly falling asleep. You may not know this but going to sleep with your clothes on affects your body’s ability to naturally lower its temperature, which in turn affects your body’s natural sleeping cycle, which can lead to insomnia.WHY COUPLES SHOULD SLEEP NAKED.
Besides, when you wake up in the morning wearing your preferred nightwear, you’ll be feeling sticky and clammy from sweating through the night.
But when you get a good night’s sleep – not having distractions like worrying about shirts getting twisted or clothes getting tangled – you set yourself up for more refreshed mornings. No one needs to tell you that deeper and more refreshing sleep not only helps to keep you healthier, but it also keeps negative emotions out of your relationship.
BETTER SEXUAL BONDING WITH YOUR SPOUSE
A doctor once said that sleeping nude encourages sex, and more sex in a relationship means a happier relationship. Well, the doc was right.
Sleeping nude in bed and right beside each other boosts your chances of having sex with your partner much more than when you sleep in nightwear. Besides, sex is a great stress reliever as well as a great form of exercise. So with the increased sex and by cuddling up nude after, it is only natural that the intimacy you share with your spouse gets a solid boost.
KEEPS THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS HAPPY
For men, being able to lower the body’s temperature by sleeping naked allows their testes to remain at cooler temperatures which keeps the sperm healthy and allows their reproductive organs to function optimally. A study even found that men who slept naked instead of wearing briefs or boxers had a 25% reduced rate of damaged DNA in their sperm compared to those who wore them.
As the sperm gets overheated, it reduces fertility in men.
On the other hand for women sleeping with clothes on, the body heat that is trapped on the surface of the skin along with the moisture from sweating increases their risk of having yeast infections. Being able to sleep in cooler and airier conditions helps to prevent infections.
BENEFITS YOUR OVERALL HEALTH
Sleeping naked not only reduces your chances of yeast infections as a woman, but regardless of which partner it is, letting your skin air out and breathe – especially after a long hot day of being covered in multiple layers – lowers your risk of other skin diseases like athlete’s foot which result from restricted and moist skin. It also improves the quality of your skin to keep you looking younger.WHY COUPLES SHOULD SLEEP NAKED.
Asides that, when you sleep nude, the lowered temperature that results helps your body to keep your cortisol levels under control. If you sleep with clothes on, your body temperature stays high, which results in high levels of cortisol, when you wake up. High cortisol levels cause high anxiety levels and cravings for junk food which leads to weight gain. All of this translates into stress which negatively affects your relationship. So when you sleep naked, your body temperature drops, you sleep better and your body properly regulates your cortisol levels.
Not only that, but cooler body temperatures also regulate your growth hormone and melatonin levels which are chemicals that help your body with processes like slowing down aging and are great for your health and wellbeing. In other words, sleeping with your clothes alongside your partner makes you grow old much faster.
Lastly, think of it this way, when you don’t have to worry about sleeping in clothes, you find some things getting easier. What I mean is, you won’t need to spend extra money on nighties or boxers, there are fewer clothes to wash – so less bickering over who has to do the laundry – and also fewer clothes to fold away after a wash.
With all these points in mind, it is time for you and your partner to start taking your clothes off before you go to bed.
Of course, there will be times when you may choose to wear clothes – like when the woman is on her period, or it’s cold outside or one of you is ill – to keep you warm or to prevent further sickness.
But if there are none of these impediments, you and your partner should go commando!