What Happens To Your Brain When You Sleep Naked, According To Science

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Put on your birthday suit and snoooooze.

What do you get when you have a good night's sleep? You have better health, a better sex life, less chronic pain from injuries, a clearer memory, better mood, and much more.

And a new study says that, in order to get the full benefits of sleep, you should go to bed naked.

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But is sleeping naked good for you? Well, according to a Forbes article, only 8 percent of people sleep naked, but it has significant benefits to your health... and your wealth. Here are 4 reasons why you should sleep naked.

1. You sleep better overall.

When you sleep better, your brain works better. A University of Rochester study found that sleeping allows your brain to remove toxic proteins from your brain neurons. These toxic neurons negatively affect your ability to think and process information.

And further studies found that in order to get the best sleep, you have to lower your skin temperature. This can happen when you're not wearing anything else that provides warmth, i.e., clothes.

2. You are less stressed.

In order to avoid high levels of stress, you need proper rest, especially after a long day. And how do you get proper rest? That's right... sleeping in the nude.

3. You lose weight.

According to a study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, keeping your body temperature cool "speeds the body’s metabolism because your body creates more brown fat to keep you warm," which produces 300 more times heat than any of your other organs. This boosts your metabolism. Also, no clothes mean less restriction, which improves your blood circulation.

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4. You'll feel confident.

Everybody wants to feel confident in their own skin, right? What better way to start than sleeping naked? So go ahead and give it a try tonight.

Having trouble getting to sleep? Watch the video below for hacks to fall asleep when you aren't quite feeling like yourself:

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Caithlin Pena is an Editorial Fellow at YourTango. Her interests revolve around books, music, and collecting Pop Vinyl Figurines.

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