Did You Know That Sleeping Naked Can Actually Be Good For You?
Last week on our morning show, Angel and I were talking off air about her husband Joe. When she left the house one morning, every animal they have was asleep in a pile on top of Joe. Apparently, he's like a human heat rock. You know, like one of those things you put in the cage if you have a pet iguana. Iguanas like to lounge in the heat. Apparently, Joe does too.
Angel says that, in addition to sleeping under a heated blanket, he wears two t-shirts, shorts and long pants. I'm sorry. What??? Just the thought of that makes me want to spontaneously combust. I would drown in a puddle of my own sweat if I slept like that.
Here's the raw, naked truth. I don't sleep with a stitch of clothing on and haven't since I was a teenager. Keep that in mind if we ever travel together and share a hotel room. Depending on which direction you're looking, you're going to see a full moon or get an eyeful of Little Chad.
Angel and I decided to poll the crowd and ask our listeners how they prefer to sleep. After all, it's estimated that only about 8% of people admit to sleeping in the buff.
I also decided to do some research to see how the experts have chimed in on the topic. There was an episode of The Doctors that actually dealt with this issue. Like we're doing, they polled their audience and the members of the cast and it looked to be about a 50/50 split between PJs and NAKED.
Take a look!
Just a few months ago, Lively Health tackled the same topic and shared some benefits of sleeping naked. In fact, they listed eleven specific benefits.
The Sleep Foundation affirms these claims, by the way. They list skin health, vaginal health, increased male fertility and positive self-esteem as benefits of sleeping in your birthday suit.
Of course, one of the most important things to note is what the experts claim to be the optimal temperature for sleeping. It's between 66 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. I am happy to report that our thermostat at the Benefield house is set right at 66.
That said, I have no idea how Angel's husband Joe is sleeping in what he does. The heated blanket, two t-shirts, shorts and a pair of pants??!!! You might as well wrap me in aluminum foil and sit me on the surface of the sun. At this point, I couldn't even sleep in a t-shirt and boxers if I wanted to. I have been liberated. I am Team Naked and Proud.
So, what about you?