You May Want To Rethink Those Pajamas
When you fall asleep at night, how are you dressed? I for one like comfortable shorts and a t-shirt.
We all know that sleep is important. But did you know that what you sleep in could have impacts on your health? Whether you are sleeping on a bed or a couch, what you wear (or not wear) when you sleep could play a role in how you look, feel, and sleep.
The following article provides some pretty interesting reasons why you should be jumping into bed without any clothes. Too cold? Just get some more blankets! Or cuddle up with that special someone!
See the article below and pass this along to all of your pajama-wearing friends!
YOU’LL SLEEP BETTER
While you might like being cozy and warm at night, it’s actually important to have a cooler environment when you sleep, says Lisa Shives, MD, who sits on the National Sleep Foundation’s board of directors. “Your body temp progressively declines as you sleep, which is a natural tendency of the body, so being too warm with heavy PJs and blankets can disrupt that.” Sleeping naked, she says, can help your body stay cool.
So many studies have shown that sleeping in cooler rooms helps you sleep better, so maybe save the cute flannel PJs with scottie dogs on them for pre-bed lounging instead of actual sleep. “Your body temp progressively declines as you sleep, which is a natural tendency of the body, so being too warm with heavy PJs and blankets can disrupt that,” said Lisa Shives, MD, from the National Sleep Foundation’s board of directors. Sleeping naked is like ditching a blanket and keeping your body a bit cooler. Which = better beauty sleep.
YOUR SKIN AND HAIR WILL GLOW
According to naturopath Natasha Turner, best-selling author of The Hormone Diet, being too warm at night disrupts the release of melatonin and growth hormone—your main anti-aging hormones—into your body. “As your body temperature drops, growth hormone is released and works its regenerative magic,” she says. And that keeps your skin and hair looking awesome.
Aside from making you toss and turn all night, being too warm at night also disrupts the release of melatonin and growth hormone — the two main anti-aging hormones. “As your body temperature drops, growth hormone is released and works its regenerative magic,” Natasha Turner, author of The Hormone Diet, said. That “regenerative magic” is basically what keeps your skin youthful and hair luminous, all just from sleeping in your ~birthday suit~.
YOU’LL BE HOT AND BUFF AF
Sleeping naked feels great, Landa says. “We can tune in to sensations like the feeling of the sheets and the coolness of the air, which can be very sexy” she says. “And feeling sexy increases confidence.”
Just like sleeping better helps all those sweet anti-aging hormones release into your body, it also helps human growth hormone release into your body. And HGH is an essential part of weight loss and muscle growth. So I’m not saying sleeping naked is the same as working out, but I’m not not saying that either.
See the remaining reasons to sleep naked from Cosmopolitan here