5 Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked (Shape)

Science says stripping down is good for more than your sex life.

By Colleen Stinchcombe | Aug 06, 2018

All of us want a good night’s sleep. And while there are endless suggestions on how exactly to do that, it turns out there might be one simple solution: Stripping down. “There are many benefits to sleeping nude,” says Chris Brantner, a certified sleep science coach and founder of online sleep resource SleepZoo. “[Sleeping naked] helps regulate your body temperature … leads to greater relationship happiness … [and] can result in more healthy genitals.”

But those are only a few of the benefits of sleeping naked. Here, experts explain why you should consider donning your birthday suit when it’s time to drift off.

1. You’ll get a deeper sleep.
“There is substantial evidence that a drop in body temperature helps with getting deeper sleep,” says Alex Dimitriu, M.D., a board-certified sleep medicine and psychiatry expert. Case in point: After following 765,000 people between 2002 and 2011, a study published in Science Advances concluded that increases in nighttime temperature led to worse sleep. On top of that, a study in Sleep Medicine Reviews found evidence that elevated temperatures mess with our circadian rhythms, making it tough to fall asleep and stay asleep.

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