Should couples sleep naked? When it comes to turning up the heat in between the sheets, couples remove their clothes as if their lives depend on it.
However, after a few of minutes of rustling and tousling in bed, most couples are guilty of doing something that could be hurting their relationship: putting their clothes back on.
According to a survey conducted by Cotton USA, an internationally licensed trademark for quality U.S. cotton-rich products, the naked truth to a happier relationship is SLEEPING NAKED, which encourages physical and emotional intimacy between couples.
“There are many factors which can affect the success of a relationship,” said Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe, Cotton USA spokesperson.
“But one factor which is often overlooked is the bedroom environment. Bedding can feel extremely soft against the skin, encouraging openness and intimacy between couples and ultimately increasing happiness,” she continued.
In the Cotton USA poll of over 1,000 Brits, the findings revealed those who sleep in the nude have happier marriages and relationships.
Fifty-seven percent of those who sleep in the nude reported being happy in their relationships compared with 48 percent of those in pajamas, 43 percent of nightie wearers, and 38 percent of those who sleep in onesies.
The results of this survey come as good news for many, since four in 10 people now sleep naked and almost half, or 45 percent of those over age 55 do so as well.
However, couples who slept together nude were most likely encouraged to be intimate and open because of the soft bedding and skin-to-skin contact.
The physical proximity suggests, “I want to be close to you, and a green light for sex,” said Amber Madison, Manhattan-based therapist and relationship expert.
The intimacy, emotional and physical availability, Madison believes, is what keeps a relationship strong amid daily stressors and challenges. Based on that therefore, below are some reasons why couples should sleep naked.
Should Couples Sleep Naked?
IMPROVES RELATIONSHIPS: Sleeping naked promotes intimacy among couples. Close contact with a significant other can massively boost the amount of oxytocin (love hormone) in your brain.
This hormone is the neurotransmitter which helps you feel those impulsive good feelings to your other half.
MEN’S FERTILITY: A study from the National Institute of Child Health and Development at Stanford University found that men who slept in the nude instead of wearing boxer shorts or briefs had a 25 percent lower rate of damaged DNA in their sperm than men who did wear them.
Fertility may decrease as sperm gets overheated.
MORE STEAMY SEX: Sex is a great form of exercise and a stress reliever. If you and your partner regularly sleep naked next to each other, the likelihood is that you’ll have more sex than you would when wearing those restrictive Pajamas (PJs).
MORE REFRESHED MORNINGS: Often when you wake up from a night’s sleep in your preferred form of pajamas, you feel clammy and sticky from sweating during the night. Reserve the pajamas for those menstrual days.
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