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Ralph Teller

How Sleeping Naked Improves Men's Health

Ralph Teller, Ironman Triathlete

Sleeping naked improves sleep, metabolism, blood circulation, skin health, hormone secretion, relationships and sexual function

Guys . . . . sleeping naked not only feels awesome it's great for your health!

Here's how sleeping naked improves men's health:

Better Sleep. Sleeping natural and naked will help you sleep better. Our body temperature declines as we sleep and climbs again before we wake up. Clothing can interfere with this natural internal temperature fluctuation. Clothing's extra insulation can make us too hot as your temperature rises. Sleeping too hot leads to tossing and turning and waking up sweaty in the middle of the night. Sleeping naked allows our body temperature to ebb and flow uninterrupted. See Tips to Good Natural Sleep.

Metabolism and Core Body Temperature.When sleeping naked, your body must rely on its internal blody metabolism to maintain optimum body temperature. See Optimum Body Temperature for Good Health. Also, having your skin exposed to the air helps accelerate your body metabolic rate leading to faster calorie burning.

The ideal temperature requirement for the body to fall into a comfortable deep sleep is between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are feeling hot in your clothes, it will hinder your body from reaching its optimal core temperature needed for a good sleep. The result could be delay in falling asleep, a broken fragmented sleep or insomnia. Sleeping naked can help cool down your body and lead to a deep sleep.

Testicular Health. Sleeping in your underwear increases the odds that you’ll get an infection in your genital area. Your drawers keep heat and moisture in—and bacteria thrive in warm, moist environments. More bacteria makes for a higher likelihood that any chaffed or irritated skin down there becomes infected. Sleeping naked helps keep your testicles cleaner, drier, and healthier.

Sperm Health. Your scrotum needs to be just the right temperature in order to optimize sperm production. That perfect temperature: 95 to 96 degrees, just slightly cooler than the rest of your body. When your testicles are too warm, your sperm quality suffers. Even tight underwear can be enough to raise your sack’s temperature above the optimum level. Sleeping naked can help your testicles from becoming too hot. See How to Increase Sperm Count Naturally Through Lifestyle Change

Skin Health. Sleeping nude ensures that your entire skin gets to ventilate fully. Through every pore of your body you get to take in fresh air. This allows the body to better absorb oxygen and other nutrients present in the air and also assist the sebaceous glands to work better. Sebaceous glands are responsible for secreting sebum or the natural body oil that lubricates and waterproofs the skin. This boosts the natural repair and rejuvenation mechanism of the skin. See Tips for Naturally Healthy Skin

Relationships and Sex. Sleeping nude naturally leads to better skin-to-skin contact with your partner. This direct skin-on-skin touching also leads to higher secretion of the beneficial hormone, oxytocin. Oxytocin is responsible for strengthening emotional bonding by promoting feelings of love and trust towards each other. Oxytocin also enhances libido, lowers stress and reduces heart rate and blood pressure.

Hormone Secretion and Longevity. When your body's core temperatures are in the optimum range, it leads to an improved secretion and functioning of testosterone and the anti-aging hormones like melatonin and the growth hormone. These hormones help keep us young and vital.

Melatonin plays a role in regulating the sleep-wake cycle and promoting damage repair in the body.

The growth hormone, also aided by cooler body temperatures, has wide-ranging benefits for good health. The growth hormone strengthening of bones; increasing of muscle mass; promoting break down of lipids; increasing protein synthesis; augmenting growth and repair of all internal organs; promoting internal stability; improving the functioning of the liver and the pancreas; maintaining a healthy weight; preventing heart diseases; and strengthening the immune system

Testosterone is the hormone that gives men their male characteristics. Testosterone plays a key role in men's health, including playing a role in red blood cell product. For a comprehensive list of natural sources of foods that help boost testosterone see A Diet to Boost Testosterone. For natural ways to boost testosterone see How to Increase Testosterone Levels and Production Naturally.

Improved Blood Circulation. When you are free of the constraint of clothing you will feel a type of body relaxation that cannot be achieved with any type of pajama or clothing. Sleeping with clothing can make you feel 'tight' or 'funny' while changing positions during sleep. Sleeping naked makes sure that your body has no bindings and bondages anywhere, which leads to better blood circulation and a significant increase in body comfort.

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