- Publish Date
- Saturday, 22 June 2019, 10:39AM
One in four people sleep in the nude but do you know its serious health benefits?
According to GP Dr Sarah Brewer, sleeping naked could aid weight loss, as the body overproduces the hormone cortisol when it gets too warm, resulting in an increased appetite, reports the Daily Mail.
Sleeping in the buff could also reduce the risk of getting thrush, as airing the intimate area helps to stop fungus from thriving in the warm, moist environment.
Going nude may also boost male fertility, as the hormone testosterone is released at night, with its production being reduced if a man gets too hot.
Couples could also benefit, as sleeping naked makes people feel more loving, as well as the sight of bare skin stimulating arousal.
"Sleeping naked means that your body remains cooler during the night, which is important as overheating is a common cause of disturbed sleep," Dr Brewer said.
"Being over-hot in bed by 3 to 4 degrees increases the chances of waking up and reduces deep sleep."
"Many worry about sleeping naked in the winter, however, if your bedroom is the recommended temperature of between 18-24 degrees Celsius all year round, then there shouldn't be a problem."
This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.