HUFFINGTON POST – The shortest day of the year is just over a week away, and from then on, we’ll be facing earlier mornings and slightly longer days. What does this mean in real terms, though?
It means we’re in the depths of winter. It’s freezing cold, the days are dark and we’ve even had huge bursts of snow throughout the UK already.
Now, this weather may have you reaching for your softest, warmest pyjamas but according to a sleep expert speaking to the Metro, even at this time of year, we should still be sleeping in the nude.
The benefits of sleeping naked
Speaking to the Metro, Sammy Margo, sleep expert at Dreams said: ’While many people might think that bundling up in winter is the best way to keep warm, sleeping naked can actually help to regulate your body temperature and improve your sleep quality.
‘It’s a surprising yet effective way to stay cosy and comfortable during the cold months, while giving our bodies that much needed wellbeing boost too.’
While there hasn’t been directly been research on whether sleeping naked helps you to sleep better, there are associated potential health benefits, according to The Sleep Foundation.
- Preventing Candida yeast from flourishing in the vagina, which can lead to uncomfortable yeast infections
- Improve male fertility, as past research suggests that the cooling associated with sleeping nude might increase sperm health
- Improve your relationship with your partner as increased skin-to-skin contact has been proven to reduce stress and improve intimacy between partners