People Who Sleep In Cold Rooms (Or Sleep Naked) Tend To Be Healthier
The conversation regarding whether or not you sleep naked often brings up a lot of conversation. Those who do it swear by it. Everyone else seems to ask questions like: "What if there's a fire?" or "If someone comes into your room unexpectedly, they might see you starkers."
I mean, yeah. Sure. There are issues. But there's nothing quite like comfort, am I right?
Well, now there's even more reason to ditch the PJs. According Dr. Chris Winter, you should be aiming to be nice and cool when you're asleep for the optimum health benefits, reports the Huffington Post.
Dr Winter reckons that you should be sleeping at 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.5 degrees Celsius) to 67 degrees Fahrenheit (19.4 degrees Celsius). Apparently, it reduces your risk of metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
Researchers conducted an experiment where they tested the blood sugar/insulin levels and caloric expenditures of some volunteers. Some slept at 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and some at 66.
According to Elite Daily, they tested their subjects over four months. In the end, they found that those who slept in the cooler room experienced a number of metabolic advantages. They found that after the four month period, the amount of 'brown fat' (which is apparently good) of test subjects had almost doubled.
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If you sleep in a warmer room, you're probably going to look older than your cold-room-sleeping counterparts. Rooms warmer than 21 degrees Celsius stop your body from cooling down naturally. At night, your body releases melatonin which helps keep you looking young. This doesn't work as effectively if you sleep in a warm room.
So basically, sleep naked or keep your window open a crack.
If you have a partner and they're not too keen with the idea of you getting stark bollock naked, get them in on it too. International Business Times' Sarah Thomas says that couples who sleep in their birthday suits together have 'more contented relationships' compared to their PJ-clad counterparts.
Plus, skin-to-skin contact releases a hormone called oxytocin which helps combat stress and lower your blood pressure.
What are you waiting for? Get naked. Burn your pajamas.
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