It depends greatly on the individual; some males prefer to sleep in boxer underwear or just a T-shirt and sweats. Others like to sleep completely naked, and whether you realize it or not, research reveals that this strategy has several health benefits.
Better sleep, more self-esteem, reduced stress levels, closer closeness with a spouse, and many other benefits can result from sleeping naked.
And that happens more often than you may imagine. More than 50% of respondents, including somewhat more males (60%) than women (56%), admitted to being nude while they slept in a 2022 study.
The most often mentioned reason for sleeping naked (reported by 69% of respondents) was that it’s just more comfortable; nevertheless, 58% of respondents also noted that it’s calming and 54% stated that they slept better in this manner.
Here are some things to know about the possible advantages this practice might offer to your sleep quality and general well-being, whether you presently sleep naked or are contemplating it.
Have trouble falling asleep? Others claim that when you go to sleep, your body temperature normally decreases. Therefore, when you go to bed, you replicate that response and indicate that it is time to sleep by taking off your clothing.
If you sleep naked, don’t be shocked if you wake up feeling more refreshed. As a signal for sleep, the body progressively lowers its core temperature during the night. And because the cooling process moves more quickly with fewer layers of fabric, people can fall asleep more quickly and experience deeper sleep.
Hsu claims that sleeping nude can be precisely what you need to overcome any body-related confidence difficulties you may be having and progress toward self-acceptance. In fact, a 2017 study found that being nude in general improved body image and self-esteem.
And keep in mind that you don’t have to sleep naked every night to reap the benefits; even once or twice a week might work wonders for your fertility, sex life, sleep quality, and general well-being.