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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 September 17, 2018

        10 Reasons Why You Should Get Naked More Often

        10 Reasons Why You Should Get Naked More Often

        Getting naked is often thought of as an act that should only be reserved for intimacy—and even then some get squirmy! Many people are more comfortable believing that the more clothes you are wearing the better. However, getting naked more often can have great benefits for you. Here are 10 great reasons to get naked more often:

        1. It burns more fat.

        Your body’s main supply of brown adipose tissue (BAT), or good fat cells, are located around your shoulder blades and neck. When your body is exposed to the elements and is cooler, the BAT proliferates and essentially kills the white adipose tissue, aka bad fat cells. So, not wearing any clothes helps promote this and makes you healthier.

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        2. You’ll become comfortable with who you are.

        Self-acceptance is hard to come by today. Ask anyone you know and see if they are happy with themselves. Chances are they will say they are too fat, not pretty, and find all of the flaws that they can. In reality, others do not see this. They see that you are beautiful. When you begin to get naked, you learn to appreciate your body and realize how beautiful you really are.

        3. It saves you money.

        Being naked more often saves on buying new clothing since you are wearing nothing a lot of the time. Be careful when you are in public, though—you may have to put on some clothes!

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        4. It increases your immune system.

        Being naked and getting exposure to the sun’s rays actually increases your body’s vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is directly related to your immune system. When you have optimal levels of vitamin D, your body’s immune system is impeccable, and you will be better equipped to ward off viruses, including the common cold and flu. So go lay outside naked on your private balcony or in your yard.

        5. It makes you face your fears head on.

        People cringe today when you mention the words “get naked.” They are so afraid of it—and today’s children are so ingrained with this—that they must wear layer upon layer to deal with their body image. However, when you are naked, you face your fears of body image and self-acceptance, experiencing some of the best moments of your life.

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        6. You will feel better in your clothes.

        When you do wear clothes (because not everyone has yet accepted being naked in public), you will start to choose clothing that accentuates the parts of your body that you love. You will begin to notice that maybe that muumuu does not flatter your beautiful curves and start wearing clothes that you love.

        7. You will embrace vulnerability.

        When you put yourself out there, it is a natural reaction to have fear and worry. However, this is an opportunity to embrace being vulnerable. It allows you to think and get down to the core of what really matters and what is of importance to you. When you strip away all of the excess, you are 100% you and willing to take on anything that comes your way.

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        8. You will show the world the real you.

        Today, we have many ways of altering our appearance from our true body image when we wear clothing. Some people alter their image so much that they fear getting naked with the person they love. It seems crazy that this could even happen; however, the rise in use of breast-enhancing bras and Spanx products has put this idea into people’s minds. This all goes back to being comfortable with your true body image. If a person really does love you, then they should not love you based upon your image. If they do, then you may even decide that the ever-so-uncomfortable leggings that go up above your waist to hold in all of the imperfections may not be worth it after all.

        9. You will have fun.

        Well, this could go in all sorts of directions. But when you are comfortable with your naked body and see it as being flattering, then life is more fun. You start realizing that you are beautiful and are willing to do more things that you probably would not have done otherwise—with and without your clothes on.

        10. You can have intercourse with the lights on.

        Many people are self-conscious about the way they look and decide that the less lighting the better when they are intimate with their partner. It’s nothing new. If you survey your best friends, you will probably come to this conclusion too. They may say that it even gets awkward, because they are more concerned with what their partner thinks of their body than just having and enjoying amazing intercourse. When you love the way you look naked, you will also want to have your partner see you at your best.

        What are you waiting for? Start spending more time in the buff today and begin to change the way you think about your body.

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