Sleeping naked is not just, sexy.. it has many spiritual health benefits too!
Here are 5 interesting and (scientifically proven) spiritual benefits of sleeping naked, that prove letting it all hang out in your birthday suit can benefit you!
1. Leads to Better Sleep
Some experts consider getting at least 8 hours sleep per night more crucial than a proper diet and exercise. When you are wearing clothes, they can become twisted, tangled, and uncomfortable leading to unrestful sleep. When you are naked you are free and therefor can get a deeper more restful sleep.
Deep sleep, between the hours of 1:00 am and 4:00 am are known to be the best time for your subconscious mind to connect with the spirit world. And so it is crucial to get the deepest sleep possible in these hours to regulate your mind, body and spirit.
2. Regulates Corisol Levels
Sleeping naked regulates your body temperature and in turn regulates your cortisol level. When this chemical in your body becomes inbalanced, it can lead to anxiety, cravings for unhealthy food, weight gain etc. When living a spiritual lifestyle we know that balance is key, and so by daring to bare it all in bed, we are helping our mind and body, get a jump start on healthy life choices each day.
3. Balances Melatonin
Melatonin is naturally produced by your pineal gland which is your third eye. By keeping your sleep environment around the 70 degrees (F) you regulate the production of your melatonin. When you sleep in clothes, your body gets over heated and this causes a reduction in this vital natural hormone.
4. Skin on Skin
If you are married or have a significant other, sleeping naked is a great way to charge up your sexual energy. Sexual energy is a potent force in regards to our health, spirituality and creative abilities.
When we engage in skin on skin contact, it releases oxytocin. Coined as the ‘love hormone” oxytocin has been proven to reduce stress, crystallize emotional memories, boost sexual arousal, reduce drug cravings, improve social skills, and induce sleep.
5. Balances Your Sacral Chakra
A mans testes, need the cool environment to keep the sperm healthy and reproductive system functioning properly. For woman, sleeping without underwear and in a cool environment can help reduce yeast infections and yeast grows in warm moist conditions. Keeping your reproductive organs in an optimum state directly effects the function of the chakra.
Your sacral chakra relates to how you interact with others, your self worth, your creative expression and is directly tied to your throat chakra. Your throat chakra relates to your higher self, while your sacral chakra relates to your physical or lower self. Creativity rests in your sacral chakra and the expression of creativity rests in your throat.
It is said that without the combination of these two chakras, creation itself would not exist.
So when you are getting ready to settle in for the night, lose a few extra layers! and remember its good for you!
by LJ Vanier