December 30, 2020

Get Buck Naked! Pros & Cons to Sleeping Nude

Thinking about sleeping au naturel tonight? If so, this is the article for you. We have all the pros and cons to sleeping in the nude. Whether you are wondering whether or not it is truly more comfortable, or if you are looking for some tips on getting great sleep while sleeping naked, we have it here for you. Keep reading to get the pros and cons to skipping pajamas and sleeping in the nude instead.

pros and cons to sleeping in the nude

Pros to Sleeping Naked:

There are plenty of reasons to skip the pjs and jump right into bed. Below are several benefits to sleeping in the buff. Ranging from general comfort to quality of sleep, and several others.

Temperature Regulation

sleeping naked prosSleeping in the summertime can be a hot and sweaty nightmare. We already tend to overheat in our sleep if our bedrooms are too warm. Which is why we suggest keeping the AC a bit lower at night then you would throughout the day.

A big benefit to sleeping in the nude is that you have one less layer keeping you warm at night. You can kick off the covers and have the fan blowing directly on your skin. Sleeping naked can be an easy way to stay cool throughout those hot summer nights.

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Breathable Skin

sleeping naked consIf you wear tight clothing that isn’t very breathable on a regular basis, it can actually be pretty rough for your skin. It is important to let your skin breath, which is difficult to do if you’re constantly wearing clothing.

By sleeping naked, your body and skin is getting plenty of time to breath. Unconstricted by clothing or undergarments, you are able to sleep more comfortably while giving your skin that freedom.

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Increased Intimacy

the benefits of sleeping nakedLooking to keep things spicy in the bedroom? Sleeping in the nude is not only a great way to excite your partner. It can also be a great way to increase intimacy without intercourse.

Simply holding and touching one another, skin to skin contact is a great way to boost your oxytocin and literally increase your bond with one another.

Of course, being nude together in bed will often lead to more spicy encounters with one another as well. However, we want to press on the fact that it does increase emotional intimacy as well as physical.

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Overall Comfort

relaxing and comfortableThe main argument we hear for sleeping in the nude is that it is comfortable. No constraining clothes, nothing too tight, or tangling between your legs.

It is just you and the sheets. Bundled up soft and comfortable, the feeling of nothing but a bit of freedom. There is no doubt in our minds that this is the number one benefit to sleeping naked, it is just comfortable.

Self Esteem Booster

boosts self esteem and confidenseMany who struggle with self esteem issues try to cover up their bodies as much as possible, even from themselves. The act of sleeping naked can be a freeing experience. By literally exposing your naked body to yourself over and over, it becomes less of a stigmatized experience. At first it may be uncomfortable, but eventually it can turn into a big self esteem booster.

Your body is normal and beautiful, it is easier to see that once you are more comfortable with how your body looks. The more exposure you get to your own body, often the more comfortable you get with it.

Sleeping in The Nude Is Relaxing:

great for couplesOne argument we have often heard for sleeping in the nude is that it is a relaxing experience. Something about letting your body be free of clothing helps to relieve stress and anxiety.

Letting go of stress and anxiety it vital in order to get a great night’s sleep.

Which is why if this is a major factor for you, then we highly recommend finding a way to sleep in the nude comfortably.

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Cons to Sleeping Naked:

Like anything there are two sides to a coin. While sleeping in the nude may be great there are a few practical realities to the negatives that can come with it as well.

Dirty Sheets

sleeping naked makes your sheets dirty fasterSleeping in the nude will inevitably make your sheets in need of a cleaning much faster than if you slept in pajamas. This is because pajamas are an extra barrier between your bedding and your body. Which allows your pajamas to soak up the majority of sweat, skin cells, dirt, and oil coming off of you as you sleep.

When you choose to sleep naked there is nothing but the sheets to protect your mattress from all of that sweat and oils from your skin. Which means if you do not wash your sheets frequently, it could lead to your mattress breaking down faster as well body acne, and other hygiene issues.

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emergences are made worse by being nakedThe truth is that you can never expect the unexpected. Which can lead to emergencies big or small, harder to deal with as you are in the nude.

Whether your house is on fire, or your child is throwing up, getting dressed or even throwing on a robe can be an added step. True emergencies could lead you to needing to escape your home while nude, which is no one’s idea of a good night.

Accidental Exposure:

keep a robe close byIn nearly all stages in life, you will experience some kind of lack of privacy. Whether it is your parents, roommate, children, or pets coming into your room. Being naked while you sleep and turn into a seriously privacy issue.

Of course, you can lock your doors. However, sometimes being dressed in pajamas is simply the easiest way to never accidentally expose yourself.

Difficulty Staying Warm:

sleeping in the nude can be cold and difficult to stay warmIn the winter seasons, sleeping in the nude is much less appealing. It can be difficult to stay warm and cozy when you do not have any clothes on. Layers are a great way to stay warm when it is cold out.

Which is why pajamas are just a good idea if you sleep in a very cold environment.

Even if it is only because your spouse or roommate loves to keep it extra chilly in the house with the AC.

Get our top tips on prepping your bedroom for winter weather in our post: 11 Winter Sleep Tips & Get A Winter Ready Bedroom

Lacking Mystique:

snuggling with your spouse skin to skin While sleeping in the nude can potentially increase intimacy. It also has the potential to wear off some of the dazzle of being naked around each other. If you keep being naked around each other as something special and sensual, it is more likely to cause a spark to go flying when you are naked.

While if you are always sleeping in the nude it may not send out the signals you are hoping for when you are looking for romance. However, keep in communication with your partner. The truth is that nudity should not ever feel like you are ruining your mystique.

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Tips for Sleeping in The Nude:

Regardless of whether you find more pros or cons to sleeping naked we have a few tips for you. If you do choose to go buff, here are a few things to make it easier, cleaner and more private.

Keep a Robe Near By

get a good robeWhen you’re sleeping naked, it is a great idea to keep a robe at your bedside every night. It is just a good idea to have a quick and easy way to “dress” yourself incase you need to do so in a hurry.

Whether it is because your child is coming into the room, your roommate wants to talk, or just incase a true emergency arises. This way you can cover up in a hurry for any reason what so ever.

Lock Your Bedroom Door

top tips for sleeping in the nudeIf you need a bit of extra privacy or a moment or two to cover up, try locking your bedroom door. This is a simple fix to a simple problem.

If you have children, you can teach them to knock and then you can open the door for them. It truly is one of the easiest solutions to many of the issues caused by sleeping in the nude.

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Wash Your Sheets Regularly

wash your sheets regularlyWe suggest that everyone washes their bedding on a regular basis. One average every 2 weeks is a good rule of thumb. However, if you are sleeping in the nude we suggest bumping it up to washing or changing your sheets to every week. Your pajamas absorb a lot of sweat dirt and oils off of your skin. Which means that wearing pajamas keeps your bedding clean for much longer.

When you sleep in the nude your sheets alone are left to the task of absorbing all of that sweat, dirt, and oils. Which is why we suggest washing your sheets much more regularly. This will be better for your skin, cleanliness, and the longevity of your mattress. Having extra sets of sheets will make this process much easier.

Bathe Before Bed

bathe before you go to bedAnother way to keep you and your bed as clean as possible while sleeping in the nude, is to bathe before heading off to sleep. This way you are not carrying all the sweat and oils from the day into bed with you.

While you will still sweat and slough of skin cells as you sleep, it will be far less than if you were to head off to sleep without showering or taking a bath first.

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Invest in a Great Pet Bed

get a good bed for your dogSleeping in the nude is just strange to do with pets in your bed. Which is why, if you’re wanting to sleep naked, we highly suggest getting a great pet bed for your fluffy friends.

This way they will be warm and snuggly and you can let loose without any discomfort of your pets snuggling up on you.

Everyone can sleep without pajamas comfortably in their own beds instead.

Check out our top favorite pet beds in our post: My Pillow Pet Bed

Soft Breathable Bedding & Sheets

invest in great sheetsWhen it is only you and your sheets, with no pajamas as a buffer, you are really going to feel your sheets. Which is why if your sheets are not very breathable, soft, or uncomfortable this is going to take away from your comfort of sleeping in the buff.

Skip the cheap scratchy sheets and go with a breathable cotton, tencel, silk, or bamboo materials for your sheets. This way you have something soft and breathable next to your skin throughout the night.

Find out what sheets are the best fit for you, visit our Top Rated Sheets Page to see all of our reviews on our favorite online sheet sets.

Pros & Cons to Sleeping in The Nude – Final Thoughts:

At the end of the day, the question is whether or not sleeping in the nude is worth it… It truly depends on the individual! We suggest taking our tips into account and trying it out yourself. Give it the old college try and see if it is something you enjoy doing.

It may be something you fall in love with and do all of the time. On the other hand, you may find you only like sleeping in the nude every once and a while. Or perhaps you simply prefer to sleep in your pajamas. No matter what it is all personal opinion and we hope you enjoy sleeping, whether you prefer to do it in your jammies or in the nude.

let your skin breath

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