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Health Talk: Five reasons you should sleep naked

Hello Kfbers, we have got a very important topic today on Know
Your Own Health. 

For the newbies, KFB Health Talk is a column where health–related
issues are examined to help us get more conscious about our health.

Today, we are looking at the advantage of sleeping naked!
Sleeping naked
It encourages greater intimacy
Apart from making sleeping next to a loved one exciting, our naked
body releases oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone.”
A 2009 study published by the Swedish University of Agricultural
Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, says “Oxytocin reduces blood pressure,
cortisol levels and helps to reduce stress.
This hormone does not only help relationship, but also your health!
It can keep you cool
One way to be cool during sleep is to abandon cloths.
It may help relieve insomnia
According to Dr. Cameron Van den Heuvel of University of South
Australia’s Centre for Sleep Research, regulating sleep temperature may
bring some relief to sufferers of insomnia.
“Studies of sleep onset insomniacs show that they consistently have a
warmer core body temperature immediately before initiating sleep, when
compared with normal healthy adults. This results in a state of
heightened arousal that prevents them from falling asleep when they go
to bed, probably because they have to wait for their bodies to lose the
heat that’s keeping them awake. We’re only talking about a half to one
degree but that small temperature change can result in significant
differences in arousal between insomniacs and people without sleeping
problems.”
The implication is that sleeping naked relieves insomia.
It can help relieve stress
Sleeping naked can relieve stress because it lowers cortisol levels.
Cortisol is a hormone commonly referred to as the “stress hormone,” and
when levels are chronically spiked, health problems can arise, such as a
propensity towards high blood pressure, weight gain, and a compromised
immune system.
It can make you look and feel young
During sleep a variety of growth hormones, as well as anti-aging
hormones such as melatonin, are released. These hormones serve to keep
us looking and feeling young. To encourage the optimal release of these
growth hormones, we need to get those seven to eight hours of sleep.

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