Sleeping without clothes encourages people to be more emotionally intimate and open with one another. Sleeping in the buff with your partner definitely has its perks—like getting to snuggle against their warm body instead of their super-worn t-shirt. But that's not the only upside of going to bed in your birthday suit. In fact, whether you sleep alone or with your S.O., snoozing sans clothes can improve your health and s3x life because of science. Here are all the reasons you should start sleeping naked tonight:
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People who snooze in the nude are more likely to report being happy with their relationship, according to a survey by Cotton USA. The brand surveyed 1,000 British adults who were either married or in a relationship to find out what they sleep in and how they feel about their relationship. A whopping 57 per cent of nude sleepers said they were happy with their relationship, while only 48 per cent of pyjama wearers and 43 per cent of nightie wearers felt the same (who still wears a nightie?!).
And only 38 per cent of onesie wearers (yes, onesies) said they were happy with their relationship. While this isn't exactly a scientific study, it does make sense that naked cuddling could boost relationship satisfaction. Skin-to-skin contact releases the soothing chemical oxytocin, which has a positive impact on fueling intimacy between partners, says Dr Winter.
A study from the National Institute of Child Health and Development at Stanford University found that men who slept in the nude instead of wearing boxer shorts or briefs had a 25 per cent lower rate of damaged DNA in their sperm than men who did wear them. Fertility may decrease as sperm gets overheated.
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More steamy s3x
S3x 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 s3x than you would when wearing those restrictive PJs.
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 pyjamas for those menstrual days.