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6 reasons why couples should sleep naked

By Fareeda Abdul Aziz
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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.

You may lose weight

In case you need a recap: Sleeping in the buff helps decrease your body temperature, which, in turn, promotes deep sleep. The more deep sleep you get, the better your chances are of losing weight.

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.

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More steamy sex
Sex is a great form of exercise and a stress reliever. If you and your partner regularly sleep naked next to each other, the likelihood is that you’ll have more sex than you would when wearing those restrictive PJs.

Improves relationships
Sleeping naked promotes intimacy among couples. Close contact with a significant other can massively boost the amount of oxytocin in your brain. This hormone is the neurotransmitter that helps you feel those impulsive good feelings to your other half.

Get closer to your partner

Having skin-to-skin contact with your partner releases the happiness hormone, oxytocin. Some of the biggest benefits of oxytocin are that it can help to alleviate stress and depression, reduce blood pressure and help with gut inflammation. Of course, all these positive things also help with sleep, meaning you get all these benefits on top of quality rest, as well as the feeling of being closer to your partner.

More refreshed mornings

Often when you wake up from a night’s sleep in your preferred form of pyjamas, you feel clammy and sticky from sweating during the night. Reserve the pajamas for those menstrual days.

Bottom line: If you’re still not convinced that sleeping naked can benefit your health, relationship, and sex life, here’s one more reason to disrobe: less laundry. Now, will you at least give it a try?