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6 Ways Getting Naked Makes You Healthier

6 Ways Getting Naked Makes You Healthier

What if I told you there are real, true health benefits to getting naked – frequently.

Actually, the research is pretty conclusive. Time spent in the buff really does contribute to better emotional and physical wellbeing. Here are just 6 scientifically proven reasons to strip down for better health.

  1. Getting naked pampers your skin.

Ask any dermatologist and they’ll likely tell you that clothing can contribute to clogged pores, leaving you more susceptible to acne, eczema, and other skin rashes.

Clothing in and of itself doesn’t cause skin outbreaks. But it can trap harmful bacteria against your skin, pushing it into your pores as the fabric rubs back and forth against your skin.

One of the biggest culprits is underwear. It can trap heat and moisture around the groin, potentially leading to jock itch in men and yeast infection in women.

2. Getting naked lowers your risk of heart attack.

In order to produce vitamin D, your skin needs exposure to sunlight. Why does this matter? Well, studies have shown that people deficient in this all-important vitamin have an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Just 15 minutes in the sun each day is a solid goal for improving your body’s vitamin D production. Total nudity is required, if it makes you uncomfortable. But the more skin you expose to the sun, the better.

3. Getting naked improves your sleep quality.

Did you know that your body temperature naturally drops 1-2 degrees Fahrenheit overnight? That’s because nature knows we humans achieve the most restful night’s sleep at between 60 and 67 degrees. So you can either set your thermostat for that ideal temperature, or ditch your PJs and sleep naked.

4. Getting naked can shrink your waistline

Sleeping nude helps you burn fat. When your body temperature gets too high, you produce the stress hormone cortisol. That, in turn, raises your blood pressure, elevates your cholesterol, and fuels the production and retention of belly fat.

5. Getting naked boosts your self-esteem.

When was the last time you looked in the mirror and liked what you saw? It turns out, spending more time naked actually make us less fixated on how we look, and more focused on how we feel. This shift has been linked to enhanced self-esteem.

6. Getting naked makes your sex life better.

Experts also say that the more you hang out in the buff, the more confident you become in your body. That, in turn, has been found to increase your sexual satisfaction during intimacy with a partner. (So maybe ask your partner to spend more time naked, too.)

Really, being in the buff is good stuff

Don’t be shy! Strip down to nothing. Your body and mind – and probably your intimate partner – will thank you for it.



Body Dissatisfaction, Importance of Appearance, and Body Appreciation in Men and Women Over the Lifespan. Accessed August 1, 2022.

Clogged Pores. Accessed August 1, 2022.

Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked. Accessed August 1, 2022.

Sleep Statistics. Accessed August 1, 2022.

Vaginal Yeast Infections. Accessed August 1, 2022.

Vitamin D Deficiency and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease. Accessed August 1, 2022.

What to Do When Body Image Interrupts Sexual Satisfaction. Accessed August 1, 2022.

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