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I Stripped Completely Naked And Got Into Bed To Sleep. This Is How I Felt When I Woke Up

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is a writer on the Original Content team. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Every night, I do the exact same thing: I brush my teeth, quickly wash my face, throw on an oversized T-shirt and my boyfriend’s boxers, say goodnight to my puppy and boyfriend, and get into bed.

I didn’t think twice about my nighttime routine until I read this article on LittleThings about why you should change your pajamas every day. Though it had never crossed my mind, I definitely needed to take a look at how often I changed my jammies.

At that point, I started changing my PJ’s every day. However, I then wondered, “What other things am I doing wrong when I go to sleep?”

It was then that I read about sleeping naked and all its benefits.

Since summer in NYC had just started and I don’t have air conditioning in my apartment, I thought, “Hey, why not?” So, I took off all my clothes and hopped into bed.

Keep reading to find out what happened when I tried sleeping naked for a week!

The Benefits Of Sleeping Naked

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Sleeping naked has a lot of benefits — and not just making your partner happy!

One of the main reasons sleeping naked is so good for you is because it helps regulate your body temperature. In order to fall fully asleep, your body has to drop half a degree, so sleeping naked can help in that regard.

When you sleep nude, you’ll also wake up feeling cleaner, less sweaty, and more ready for the day!

Another benefit? It’s good for your vagina! Wearing tight underwear or other tight material can hold in bacteria and even cause a yeast infection.

Sleeping in a cool environment can also help you sleep more deeply, which can give your metabolism a boost in the morning!

Plus, according to Forbes, sleeping naked reduces stress and builds confidence.

The Experiment

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This experiment was pretty straightforward: every day when I went to bed, I would strip naked and go to sleep.

For the whole week, my pajamas would stay in my dresser — no clothes allowed!

I was excited to see if I would notice any of the benefits, especially the reduced stress, better sleep, and easier time waking up.

Day 1

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The first night of the experiment, I was excited to start sleeping in the buff.

It’s been warm in New York, so I had been getting pretty sweaty during the night. I was hoping that sleeping nude would help with my sweatiness.

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With all the potential benefits of sleeping naked, I felt like I was in for a treat.

Even though I normally wear my boyfriend’s boxers and a ratty T-shirt, I felt pretty comfortable sleeping naked the first night.

Day 2

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Day one went well — I felt very comfortable sleeping naked, and I definitely felt less sweaty.

After day one, I wondered if there was anything major I was supposed to feel.

Day two was warmer outside than day one, so I slept with just a sheet over me.

Day 3

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On day three, it didn’t feel unusual to sleep naked anymore — it actually felt completely natural wearing nothing to sleep.

After half falling asleep on the couch, I stumbled to my bedroom and was delighted when I realized I didn’t have to find pajamas.

I pulled off my clothes, threw them in the laundry basket, and crawled into bed.

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One of the things that always bothers me when I’m trying to sleep is when my clothes twist or get bunched up.

Sleeping naked meant I never had to deal with my PJ’s getting bunched up awkwardly — and it made me feel so free!

Day 4

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On day four, I was definitely still enjoying sleeping naked — I didn’t even find myself wishing I could wear PJ’s.

I wasn’t necessarily feeling less stressed or more confident, but I did feel extra comfortable and like I was sleeping more deeply.

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One of the apparent benefits of sleeping naked is falling asleep more quickly, and this definitely seemed true for me.

I have a hard time falling asleep if I’m too warm, so sleeping naked helped me cool off faster than sleeping with pajamas on.

Day 5

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On day five, I was totally exhausted when I got into bed, so I forgot to take a picture.

I was, however, still naked (you just can’t tell from the picture).

Day 6

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On day six, I dyed my hair, so when I went to sleep, I put a towel over my pillow to make sure the dye wouldn’t stain my pillowcase.

For some reason — maybe because I had just showered — my sheets felt ridiculously soft. If I could always feel that cozy, I’d never wear PJ’s again.

I’ll take this time to mention that while sleeping naked didn’t impact my sex life in any noticeable way, my boyfriend definitely liked seeing me walk around naked before bed.

Day 7

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Sometimes during these experiments, I’m excited for them to be over. With this one, I didn’t feel ready for it to end.

Sleeping naked wasn’t a completely flawless experiment, but overall it was definitely enjoyable.

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After showering on night seven, I had planned on just staying naked until I went to bed, but then I realized I had to let my dog out.

Instead of putting on clothes, I wrapped my towel around me and stepped outside, hoping nobody would look down my driveway and see me.

After that moment, I realized that at least having the option of wearing PJ’s would probably be helpful.

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I was really happy to have tried sleeping naked for a week: it felt freeing, comfortable, and nice.

I definitely felt like I was sleeping better, but I’m not sure that I felt any healthier or more confident. That said, it’s definitely possible I’d feel that way after sleeping naked for a longer amount of time.

Final Thoughts

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At the end of the week, I looked back on my seven days and reflected on the ways sleeping naked affected my body.

Sleeping naked pros: I fell asleep faster; I slept more deeply; I didn’t have to deal with my clothes twisting or tangling in my sleep; and I didn’t feel sweaty in the morning.

Sleeping naked cons: Honestly, there weren’t many cons when it came to sleeping naked, but it was a struggle if I had to do anything after getting into bed (this could easily be solved with a robe or simple nightgown, though).

Would I do it again? Absolutely. In fact, I already have. A few days after the experiment ended, I was really warm at bedtime, so I slept naked.

Would I recommend it to a friend? Yes! Obviously, it would be a struggle if you have a roommate, but it’s a nice way to feel more comfortable when you sleep (and feel more comfortable with your body).

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