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Here's Why Sleeping Naked Is So Much Better for You

It's simple science.
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She's got the right idea. (Photo: Jerome Tisne/Getty Images)

She's got the right idea. (Photo: Jerome Tisne/Getty Images)

Sleeping in the nude doesn't just feel better; it's better for you.

Those who ditch the usual PJ and baggy college T-shirt rigamarole swear by the benefits. Now, the folks at DNews have laid bare all the scientifically-backed reasons we should get naked before shut-eye.

The first reason, perhaps the most obvious, is that stripping down keeps your skin feeling cooler: even a 1°F difference decreases activity in the brain linked to sleep cycles. In turn, you'll snooze more deeply and doze off more quickly in the altogether.

The second is that your skin, particularly that on your private parts, needs to breathe. Being covered in clothes that keep you warm is a recipe for heat and moisture, a hotbed for the growth of diseases and bacteria. Keep your down-there safe; sleep naked. 

Third, if you're sleeping naked with a romantic partner you're blessed with all the more opportunity for skin-to-skin contact. Science shows when one naked person brushes up against another naked person, particularly one he or she is into, the brain releases oxytocin, or that "feel good" hormone that'll lull you into an easy slumber.

Couples that sleep naked together... (Photo: Kent Mathews/Getty Images)

Couples that sleep naked together... (Photo: Kent Mathews/Getty Images)

So the science is clear, people: the surest way to sleep isn't to pop a benadryl or slam a few shots of bourbon, but to get gloriously, shamelessly naked. 

h/t IFL Science!