For as long as my girlfriend can remember, she’s forgone traditional pyjamas for nakedness. I on the other hand am a complete prude.
Unlike me, she never found this weird or out of the ordinary. She says, it’s comfortable, easy and that she spends less money on stupid clothing. So why should she put on pyjamas when she can bask in the glory of nakedness?
Well according to science there are seven perfectly logical, totally scientific reasons why you should sleep naked, and its actually a good thing:
1. She gets to air out her lady parts
Jennifer Landa, MD, author of The Sex Drive Solution for Women says sleeping naked is healthy for your downstairs lady bits.
Because your vagina has a climate similar to a tropical rainforest, it can be a breeding ground for bacteria and yeast.
By ditching underwear and pyjamas, you allow your vagina the much needed aeration it requires to stay dry and healthy. And, as we all know, a healthy vagina is a happy one.
2. She feels sexier
Sleeping naked is sexy (epically for me lying next to her). When she’s naked it makes it so much easier to have morning sex.
And my girlfriend says, waking up without pyjamas puts her in a sexy state of mind – win-win situation – yes!
It also means she’s comfortable enough with herself to let it all hang out (figuratively speaking… I think). A more confidant you are the more beautiful you feel.
3. She gets way better sleep
According to The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, your body temperature naturally declines as a part of your Circadian Rhythm as you sleep deeply.
Wearing pyjamas could disrupt this natural drop in temperature and, as a result, disrupt your body’s sleep cycle.
Disruption in the natural decline of body temperature is also directly linked to insomnia. If you can’t cool down, you’re going to sleep like sh*t.
4. It’s a proven fat reduction technic
According to the Huffington Post, your body cools down at night, increasing your growth hormones while simultaneously decreasing your levels of cortisol, which will result in “healthy sleep patterns.”
The perfect night’s sleep would be comprised of two cycles: the first has your body recuperating with lower cortisol levels and the second sees your body working to increase these levels in preparation for the next day so that you might have energy when you wake up.
If your sleep is interrupted (e.g. because of your uncomfortable pyjamas), your body will naturally produce more cortisol than usual; the excess, in turn, is known to catalyse your appetite.
5. There is a lot more sex
If you sleep naked, you’re going to have more sex. It’s just logical. According to Dr. Landa:
Sleeping naked encourages sex and sexier relationships are happier relationships.
My girlfriend couldn’t agree more! I mean, think about it, and if you’re naked already, don’t you think your chances of getting in a hump session would drastically improve?
And, naturally, with more sex, you and your partner’s intimacy will only increase — especially when the hormone Oxytocin is introduced into the situation.
Oxytocin, as the Huffington Post notes, reduces stress levels, lowers your risk of depression and leads to a load of other health benefits that might seem completely unrelated to you and your partner naked spooning. Who knew being naked could “reduce intestinal inflammation”?
6. It’s just easier
Putting on panamas inherently means more work: You have to take off your clothes, pick out your jammies, and then put them on.
That might seem like a lazy thing to say, but sometimes the closet (or the kitchen, or the bathroom) is just too far away.
After a 9-to-5 workday, she’s not looking to do anything to make me wait for sleep.