Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Better Sleeping Through Nudity


Comedian Steven Wright once said that when people asked him if he slept well, he'd tell them that no, he'd made a few mistakes. Some people seem to revel in telling us that they sleep long and well - happily retired old farts like John and Mike, for instance. But for many of us, sleep doesn't always come quickly and it doesn't always refresh us as it should.

What to do?

Funny you should ask ... because I just ran across this article: Science Says, Sleep Better Naked.

There are several advantages to sleeping better naked, according to the article.

The part about getting more sex is, of course, a plus, nudity being conducive to power cuddling. But at my age my birthday suit is pretty wrinkled and I'm not sure that sleeping naked is necessarily an advantage unless the lights are off. But that leads to one of the other advantages, which is that - allegedly - you'll (eventually) look better. As the author writes, when you sleep naked your body cools down more than if you're clothed, and ...

"When you’re at a nice, cool sleeping temperature, in a deep, restorative stage of sleep, your body releases the anti-aging hormones, melatonin and growth hormone (HGH), which boost cell regeneration, and keep skin and hair looking healthy and young. When you’re sleeping coolly and well, your body keeps the stress hormone, cortisol, in check. That’s a good thing: High cortisol levels may not only trigger an increase in insulin, it can decrease fat-burning and appetite-controlling hormones."

Here's another view of the pros and cons of sleeping in the nude ...


Do your part for better sleep ...


No need to send pictures ... I'll take your word for it.

Have a good day. Sleep naked. More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

8 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It is a seasonal thing. And for special occasions.

Linda Kay said...

Anti-aging? Really? Off with the pjs!

Gonzo Dave said...

This must be why I look so young. I've been doing this all my adult life.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I've never slept in clothes except when my parents made me. I always thought it was so silly to put clothes on to go to bed. They twist and wake you and I always hated it. As soon as I moved out - no more clothes to bed. A window open, a great big down comforter and who needs clothes? Who knew it was good for me too?
There is your TMI for the day. :-)

Chuck Bear said...

That's good news! I'm already there.

Anemone said...

I admit to sleeping that way!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

That's a great idea!

Duckbutt said...

Yay for science!