For most of human existence on planet Earth, we’ve slept in the nude. Modern mores, religious values and even peer pressure has changed the way we sleep, and reduced some amazing health benefits in the process. Sadly, less than 1 in 10 Americans sleep in the “all together”.
And of course, there is the final bonus of oxytocin, pointed out by our friends over at HuffpostCanada:
“If you and your partner both sleep in the nude, you can be reaping the benefits of this feel-good hormone. Skin to skin touching (with intimacy, a massage, intercourse, or cuddling) is all that is required. Also involved in sexual responsiveness and orgasm, the hormone oxytocin counteracts stress and depression by combating the harmful effects of cortisol and reduces blood pressure. It has also been shown to improve gut motility and decrease intestinal inflammation. Another bonus? More .. ahem … opportunities. Let’s face it, there’s nothing that turns your partner off faster than head-to-toe flannel pajamas. And orgasms are nature’s best sleep aid.”