Wednesday 18 October 2017

Looking to shed some extra pounds? Try sleeping naked

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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If you're looking to shed some extra weight, weight loss experts suggest sleeping naked might be the secret.

Sleeping in the nip "offers significant health benefits" including maintaining your body temperature and keeping cooler, which usually results in a less disturbed sleep cycle.

When you aren't sleeping through the night, your body produces more cortisol, a steroid hormone which can lead to an increase in your appetite.

Dr Sarah Brewer explained the importance of body temperature and sleep, saying: "Sleeping naked means that your body remains cooler during the night, which is important as overheating is a common cause of disturbed sleep.

"Being too hot in bed by three to four degrees changes brain-wave patterns, reduces the amount of time you spend in REM sleep, increases the chances of waking up and reduces deep sleep.

"Many worry about sleeping naked in the winter, however if your bedroom is the recommended temperature of between 18-24 degrees all year round, there shouldn't be a problem."

Other benefits to sleeping naked include increasing male fertility and can help "improve relationships with your significant other".

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