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10 Good Changes During My One-Month Experiment Of Sleeping Naked

10 Good Changes During My One-Month Experiment Of Sleeping Naked

A while back, I wrote a piece about sleeping naked and to see if the benefits were real, I actually did start sleeping naked. It made sense at the time and it’s not like the little experiment was costing any money. While there were some things I couldn’t measure, there were some noticeable differences to sleeping naked.

1. I woke up feeling fresher

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    Since I started going to bed wearing nothing, I have begun waking up feeling fresher. I suspect that this is because I don’t sweat like I did sometimes when I slept with pajamas. It was particularly noticeable in the armpit and groin regions. It didn’t prevent all sweating or body odor but it was nice waking up not feeling like I’d been basting all night long.

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    2. I do less laundry

    I still do laundry on my regular schedule but I have gone from two loads per week down to one. Since I don’t wear pajamas, that’s several shirts and pants that I don’t have to clean every week. This has reduced the amount of laundry I have to do and has thus lowered my water bill. Not by a lot but it was a noticeable amount.

    3. I don’t get ready for bed until it’s actually bed time

    Before I started sleeping naked, I used to put my pajamas on a couple of hours before bed. This kind of put me in the mood for sleep and was just more comfortable than my every day clothing. Now that I sleep naked, I wear my regular cloths pretty much all the way up until bed time because I can no longer justify wearing pajamas. This has motivated me on a couple of occasions to leave my house and do things when I otherwise might not have. Really the one who benefits most is McDonald’s because I’ve been fulfilling my late night smoothie addiction more often these days.

    4. I have become more familiar with my own body

    You really would be surprised how much you learn about yourself when you sleep naked. I have a mole on my leg I honestly didn’t know about. I’m more familiar with my body proportions. It’s actually helped me plan things like workouts because I know what my body looks like without cloths on to make me look slimmer or to cover up potential problem zones. It’s kinda nice getting to know the body I walk around with all day.

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    5. I’ve been cuddling my girlfriend more often

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      Of course since I go to bed naked every night it was pretty easy to convince the girlfriend to do the same. I’ve found that we cuddle more often. It seems genuinely more enjoyable and you just feel closer when you’re naked than clothed. Of course, the added benefit is that without cloths you feel cooler and the warmth of cuddling is more enjoyable instead of a nuisance like it is when you have cloths on. We’ve been sleeping closer and waking up happier and it’s actually improved our relationship a little bit.

      6. I’ve been getting better sleep

      Without cloths on I have less distractions at night. The shirt getting tangled in the sheets is a problem of the passed. Rolling over wrong and twisting my pants around my waist is an issue I said good riddance to. Without these distractions, I have been going to sleep faster and sleeping better. It also helps that I’m cooler when i sleep and that means my body temperature stays lower which makes my comforter comfortable instead of stifling. That’s been helpful.

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      7. No more body acne

      Admittedly I get acne on my body sometimes. Namely my shoulders, upper back, and upper chest area. Since I’ve slept naked, I’ve noticed less acne. I suspect this is because sleeping naked helps improve your skin thanks to the better production of growth hormone and other hormones. However, it’s equally likely that sweating less and exposing my body to more air during sleep has contributed quite a bit as well. In either case, I have clearer skin and I’m happy about it.

      8. I’m looking forward to bed time

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        During a long, rough day I have found that my mind is wandering to my cool sheets covering my body. Before I liked going to bed and when I went to bed it felt nice but it’s an altogether different feeling to look forward to going to bed, curling up with a good book, going au naturel, and enjoying the cool, comfortable confines of my bed. I believe this has also contributed to my improved sleep too.

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        9. I’m more hydrated every morning

        Another benefit of being cooler at night and not sweating so much is that I’m not running to the kitchen to get a drink of water first thing in the morning. My mouth isn’t as dry (and therefore, my morning breath is actually not as bad either) and I don’t wake up feeling like I need some Gatorade to get my day started.

        10. I feel better about myself

        When you add up all these experiences, it’s easy to see why all this is making me feel better about myself. I have less acne, better sleep, I’m spending less money, I’m getting a long better with the girlfriend, and I’m more comfortable in my own skin. I don’t believe this will change anyone’s entire outlook on life but there seems to be a bit more of a bounce in my step compared to a month ago and that extra bounce has been enjoyable.

         

        If you don’t sleep naked, I highly recommend that you give it a try. The first few nights may not garner many changes but if you give it a few weeks you’ll start to notice some differences. It’s fun and it feels good.

        Featured photo credit: WH Static via pad2.whstatic.com

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        Last Updated on November 20, 2018

        10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

        10 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

        A new year beautifully symbolizes a new chapter opening in the book that is your life. But while so many people like you aspire to achieve ambitious goals, only 12% of you will ever experience the taste of victory. Sound bad? It is. 156 million people (that’s 156,000,000) will probably give up on their resolution before you can say “confetti.” Keep on reading to learn why New Year’s resolutions fail (and how to succeed).

        Note: Since losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution, I chose to focus on weight loss (but these principles can be applied to just about any goal you think of — make it work for you!).

        1. You’re treating a marathon like a sprint.

        Slow and steady habit change might not be sexy, but it’s a lot more effective than the “I want it ALL and I want it NOW!” mentality. Small changes stick better because they aren’t intimidating (if you do it right, you’ll barely even notice them!).

        If you have a lot of bad habits today, the last thing you need to do is remodel your entire life overnight. Want to lose weight? Stop it with the crash diets and excessive exercise plans. Instead of following a super restrictive plan that bans anything fun, add one positive habit per week. For example, you could start with something easy like drinking more water during your first week. The following week, you could move on to eating 3 fruits and veggies every day. And the next week, you could aim to eat a fistful of protein at every meal.

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        2. You put the cart before the horse.

        “Supplementing” a crappy diet is stupid, so don’t even think about it. Focus on the actions that produce the overwhelming amount of results. If it’s not important, don’t worry about it.

        3. You don’t believe in yourself.

        A failure to act can cripple you before you leave the starting line. If you’ve tried (and failed) to set a New Year’s resolution (or several) in the past, I know it might be hard to believe in yourself. Doubt is a nagging voice in your head that will resist personal growth with every ounce of its being. The only way to defeat doubt is to believe in yourself. Who cares if you’ve failed a time or two? This year, you can try again (but better this time).

        4. Too much thinking, not enough doing.

        The best self-help book in the world can’t save you if you fail to take action. Yes, seek inspiration and knowledge, but only as much as you can realistically apply to your life. If you can put just one thing you learn from every book or article you read into practice, you’ll be on the fast track to success.

        5. You’re in too much of a hurry.

        If it was quick-and-easy, everybody would do it, so it’s in your best interest to exercise your patience muscles.

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        6. You don’t enjoy the process.

        Is it any wonder people struggle with their weight when they see eating as a chore and exercise as a dreadful bore? The best fitness plan is one that causes the least interruption to your daily life. The goal isn’t to add stress to your life, but rather to remove it.

        The best of us couldn’t bring ourselves to do something we hate consistently, so make getting in shape fun, however you’ve gotta do it. That could be participating in a sport you love, exercising with a good friend or two, joining a group exercise class so you can meet new people, or giving yourself one “free day” per week where you forget about your training plan and exercise in any way you please.

        7. You’re trying too hard.

        Unless you want to experience some nasty cravings, don’t deprive your body of pleasure. The more you tell yourself you can’t have a food, the more you’re going to want it. As long as you’re making positive choices 80-90% of the time, don’t sweat the occasional indulgence.

        8. You don’t track your progress.

        Keeping a written record of your training progress will help you sustain an “I CAN do this” attitude. All you need is a notebook and a pen. For every workout, record what exercises you do, the number of repetitions performed, and how much weight you used if applicable. Your goal? Do better next time. Improving your best performance on a regular basis offers positive feedback that will encourage you to keep going.

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        9. You have no social support.

        It can be hard to stay motivated when you feel alone. The good news? You’re not alone: far from it. Post a status on Facebook asking your friends if anybody would like to be your gym or accountability buddy. If you know a co-worker who shares your goal, try to coordinate your lunch time and go out together so you’ll be more likely to make positive decisions. Join a support group of like-minded folks on Facebook, LinkedIn, or elsewhere on the internet. Strength in numbers is powerful, so use it to your advantage.

        10. You know your what but not your why.

        The biggest reason why most New Year’s resolutions fail: you know what you want but you not why you want it.

        Yes: you want to get fit, lose weight, or be healthy… but why is your goal important to you? For example:

        Do you want to be fit so you can be a positive example that your children can admire and look up to?

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        Do you want to lose fat so you’ll feel more confident and sexy in your body than ever before?

        Do you want to be healthy so you’ll have increased clarity, energy, and focus that would carry over into every single aspect of your life?

        Whether you’re getting in shape because you want to live longer, be a good example, boost your energy, feel confident, have an excuse to buy hot new clothes, or increase your likelihood of getting laid (hey, I’m not here to judge) is up to you. Forget about any preconceived notions and be true to yourself.

        • The more specific you can make your goal,
        • The more vivid it will be in your imagination,
        • The more encouraged you’ll be,
        • The more likely it is you will succeed (because yes, you CAN do this!).

        I hope this guide to why New Year’s resolutions fail helps you achieve your goals this year. If you found this helpful, please pass it along to some friends so they can be successful just like you. What do you hope to accomplish next year?

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