Why Sleeping Naked Boosts Growth Hormone + Lowers Stress
- Published on: 04 April, 2016
- Last update: 13 April, 2018
Do you ever notice that you have bad dreams when you’re too hot at night? I’ve woken up so many times in a pool of sweat realizing that my room or clothes are too warm. It’s actually the heat itself that causes the nightmares – but why?
The root problem is the stress hormone cortisol. If you sleep overheated, your cortisol levels elevate, leading to stressful dreams and disrupted sleep. What’s worse is that these cortisol levels tend to stay high even after you wake up. Increased cortisol throughout the day can then lead to increased anxiety, cravings for junk food, weight gain, and more.
When you sleep naked, it helps keep your body temperature in the optimal range so that your body can balance the production of this disruptive hormone.
In return, your melatonin and growth hormone levels are boosted, leaving you with a myriad of anti-aging benefits. If you’ve watched my YouTube video on wifi and EMF radiation from cell phones (which also mess with your melatonin/sleep), you’ll know that melatonin is the most powerful antioxidant known to man.
It mops up cancer cells while you sleep and lowers your risk of almost every disease. It has been shown that people diagnosed with conditions ranging from autism to cancer all have lowered melatonin levels, so you want to do everything you can to support your body’s production.
For women, the cooler and more airy sleeping conditions have an additional benefit: the prevention of yeast infections. Yeast grows better in warm, moist conditions. When your environment is cool, dry, and oxygenated, the growth of yeast is prevented.
Stay naked, my friends! xx