- One in three adults sleep in the nude according to a study by U.S. experts
- They found sleeping naked helps burn calories and improves sleep quality
- Those who sleep naked have happier love lives and lower risk of diabetes
- Wearing nothing to bed can help women avoid yeast infections
David Cameron says he wears pyjamas, Donald Duck donned a nightcap and Marilyn Monroe wore just Chanel No 5 — but what is the best thing to wear in bed?
It seems that Marilyn might have been on to something.
One in three adults sleeps in the nude, according to an international study by the U.S. National Sleep Foundation, and it’s been shown to have all sorts of benefits.
Here, experts reveal how ditching pyjamas could improve your sleep quality, boost your relationship and may even help burn calories.
Going naked means a good night’s sleep
Sleep experts agree it’s important to keep cool at night as your body (or ‘core’) temperature needs to drop by about half a degree for you to fall asleep.
The brain, driven by your internal body clock, sends messages to the blood vessels to open up and release heat.
‘Your core temperature is at its highest at 11pm and its lowest at 4am,’ says Dr Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre and author of Sound Asleep: The Expert Guide To Sleeping Well.
‘If anything prevents that decline in temperature, the brain will wake itself up to see what’s going on, meaning you’ll struggle to get to sleep or you’ll have disturbed sleep.
Source: Daily Mail
Original publication 24 November 2014
Posted on NatCorn 18th January 2021
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