Sleep Experts Reveal the Benefits of Sleeping Naked

Last updated on February 6th, 2024 at 11:00 am

How does sleeping naked affect our sleep?

We are all looking for ways to improve our sleep, from less caffeine getting to bed earlier or investing in a memory foam pillow. Though could there be a more ‘au natural’ place to start? Studies suggest sleeping naked can ease you into the quality rest you need to recharge your mind, body, and soul for the day ahead. Hmm. Can ditching the PJ’s really help us nod off? And what are the benefits of laying it bare? We speak to sleep experts Lauri Leadley and Olga Kapitsa to find out the truth about sleeping naked.

Did you know your body has its own thermostat? According to sleep expert Lauri, our normal body temperature is around 37 degrees during waking hours. As we get sleepy, a little like the sun setting at the end of the day, our bodies’ natural process is to cool down. This encourages the production of melatonin, the hormone telling our bodies it’s time to relax. Anything that supports the release of melatonin around bedtime is going to make it easier to fall asleep. Lauri says ‘ being too warm at night is the biggest cause of waking up, leading to overthinking, negative emotions and low mood’  Sleeping naked naturally reduces your temperature, easing you into deeper, longer rest… a cool alternative to counting sheep!

What are the benefits of sleeping naked?

Sleep expert Olga praises doctors and scientists for raising awareness of how vital sleep is to overall wellbeing. Long gone are the days we boast about surviving on four hours a night! As Matt Walker said in his famous Ted talk ‘sleep is a superpower’. Sleeping naked comes with a whole host of benefits. Such as…

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Looking younger – Before you buy another eye cream, you might want to try sleeping naked. Lauri says, “It increases melatonin which stimulates antioxidant enzymes, improving your appearance”. It seems there really is such a thing as beauty sleep – And far cheaper!

Feeling lighter – Tend to crave carbs before lunchtime? It could be because you’re not getting enough sleep. Not only does sleep prevent those energy slumps that have you reaching for the cookie jar… Lauri says, “A lower body temperature will increase your metabolic rate”. It’s true what they say; you snooze, you lose.

Improving relationships – Heard of Oxytocin? This is the feel-good hormone that is released with skin-skin contact. Olga says, “Sleeping naked can improve feelings of connection and fulfilment between couples.” And the benefits don’t just stay in the bedroom. As Lauri says…” better moods mean better days”

More confidence – Body image is something many of us struggle with. Olga explains sleeping naked can help “raise self-esteem and increase body satisfaction”. Better sleep helps us feel fresh and focused for the day ahead. Looking for a natural confidence boost? It could be time to drop the PJs.

Can sleeping naked reduce stress levels?

As our expert Olga says, “Sleeping naked can help raise self-esteem.” This can boost confidence and reduce stress levels by improving our relationship with body image. Feeling good about our physical bodies positively affects the mental health that we bring to our mornings and radiate throughout the day. That’s another great reason to ditch the PJs and give it a try.

What are the benefits of sleeping naked for your skin?

Another beautiful benefit of sleeping naked is its effect on your skin. Dermatologists believe that sleeping in the nude can allow your skin to breathe and regenerate. To truly reap the benefits, applying a good quality moisturiser before you settle into your cooling Bamboo Bedding will help hydrate your skin as you snooze. This can help prevent dry skin from leading to irritable skin conditions. If you already have sensitive skin, avoid exposing it to harsh fabrics you might wear and interact with throughout the day. Anything we can do to care for our skin health naturally gets a big tick from skin experts and will help you keep that radiant glow.

Eco-benefits of sleeping in the nud

Sleeping naked has some pretty good news for our planet too. Not wearing our PJs to bed at night means less laundry (wahoo). Less energy consumption helps to keep the environment healthy. When you do shop for sleepwear, making eco-conscious choices for fabrics also helps you go easy on our planet. Choosing biodegradable materials like bamboo that are sustainably sourced minimises the impact production has, helping to keep bedtime and our world naturally beautiful.

What is the ideal bedding environment for sleeping naked?

Keeping a cool, calm environment is the best way to sleep naked. Lauri says, “Natural organic bamboo bedding is calm and soothing on your skin”. Invest in a soft, hypoallergenic memory foam pillow to align your back and neck. You want to make bedtime something you look forward to… and a comfy bed is the best place to start.

What are the best tips for those new to sleeping naked?

Feeling shy about sleeping naked? You are not alone, according to sleep expert, Olga “71% of us have never tried it” Though if you are tempted to give it a go, here are some tips for stripping down and getting your snooze on!

Unwind before bed-A hot bath is perfect before bed as your body will cool down when you get out of the tub. Wrap yourself in a gorgeous fluffy towel and pop on some magnesium lotion. Lauri also recommends a “power-down hour where you write down the things you’re grateful for”… and turn off those screens!

Know you’re doing something good for your body- Mindset matters. You know you are doing something good for your body when you lay your head down on a supportive, snuggly memory foam pillow. As Lauri says,” Focus on the benefits of getting a cool, clean, deep night’s sleep and waking up feeling refreshed and fabulous.”

Choose the best bedding fabric for your skin- When sleeping naked, your bedding is in direct contact with your skin, so it needs to feel 100% perfect. Gentle, hypoallergenic fabrics like our signature bamboo glide over skin, feeling soft as silk for the most blissful night’s sleep- with or without your PJs.

Set the right temperature – To ensure you don’t get too cold throughout the night, set your bedroom at the ideal temperature of 18 degrees. Snuggling into your Bamboo Bedding will ensure you stay cosy and sleep soundly.

Still want to leave something on? Olga says, “Let it be an eye mask; shutting out the light will help you drift off… naturally.” Could tonight be the night you give it a go?


Is sleeping naked beneficial for overall health?

Last updated on February 6th, 2024 at 11:00 am

Yes, sleeping naked offers several health benefits. It helps regulate body temperature, promotes better sleep quality, and improves skin health.

Does sleeping naked improve sleep quality?

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Absolutely! Sleeping without clothes lets your body cool down, optimizing the sleep environment and promoting deeper, more restful sleep.

Can sleeping naked improve intimacy with a partner?

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Yes, sleeping naked can enhance intimacy between partners by increasing skin-to-skin contact, promoting intimacy, and boosting the release of oxytocin, the “love hormone.”

Are there any benefits for the skin when sleeping naked?

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Sleeping without clothes allows your skin to breathe, preventing sweat and moisture buildup, which can help reduce the risk of skin irritations and promote healthier skin.

Are there any precautions to consider when sleeping naked?

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It’s important to ensure a comfortable sleep environment and maintain appropriate room temperature. If you live with others or have children, privacy and personal comfort should also be taken into consideration.

Lauri Leadley- Founder of Valley Sleep Centre providing complete sleep health management including sleep studies, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. 

Instagram- @laurilynn

Olga Kapitsa- psychologist and wellness coach