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5 Reasons You NEED To Sleep Naked Every Night

A lot of people like sleeping in their pajamas. Pajamas are the various different pieces of clothing we wear when we go to bed, and they can range from oversized shirts that cover your knees to elaborately matching silk pants and button down shirts.

But have you ever thought about ditching your pajamas in favor of your birthday suit?

I never used to sleep naked until about three or four years ago when I tried it and decided it was actually pretty awesome.

While I usually wear just my underwear when sleeping, every now and then I'll go full commando, which makes me part of the 8 percent of Americans who go to bed in the buff.

Here are five reasons you should sleep naked!

You'll likely sleep better

If you haven't learned this yet, most humans get their absolute best sleep when they're in a cool environment.

As you can imagine, throwing on extra layers of clothing and then getting under a comforter or sheets is only going to make you hotter. When we're warmer than we should be, the body has trouble recognizing that it's time for bed.

Your body gets to breathe

For many developed societies, wearing clothes that cover most of our body has become a norm.

Depending on where we live, rarely do we spend a day without donning some sort of apparel. The constant wearing of clothing makes it harder for our bodies to naturally "air out," for lack of a better phrase.

Women in particular need to do this regularly, as wearing underwear when sleeping can trap bacteria and yeast. Sleeping naked helps prevent yeast infections, while also letting your body exist in its natural state.

You can reduce stress

While it's widely accepted that intimacy and physical contact can have dramatic improvements on your mental and emotional health, sleeping naked is another piece to this puzzle.

When we sleep naked next to our partners, the skin-on-skin contact practically melts stress away. It's been seen to help reduce blood pressure, as well as increase happiness levels.

You and your partner will become closer

A survey of 1,000 married British folks, conducted back in 2014, found that people who slept naked were typically happier than those who do not.

About 57 percent of people sleeping naked said they were satisfied with their relationships, compared to only 48 percent of people who slept in pajamas and said the same.

Going through a rough patch with your partner? Convince them to sleep naked with you.

When we decide to sleep naked, it can help us lose weight

When we're not sleeping our best, we're increasing the amount of stress hormone in the body, and subsequently, we're eating more junk food and things that are not healthy for us.

A poor night's rest has been found to disrupt body's natural chemistry, which can lead to an imbalance between growth hormone and stress hormone.

Simply put: getting a good night's rest as often as you can will help you lose weight and eat healthier.

Uplifting

Man Buys Stranger's Groceries When Overhearing Her Tell Her Daughter They Can't Afford To Eat That Night

Kindness is within us all

A man has recently been getting attention online for his inspiring act. One night, while he was minding his own business, he was confronted with a family in need. He had two options. He could have done the same thing everyone else did in the store and let them figure it out for themselves, or he could be their hero that day and help them out within his means.

The thing is, the man didn't have much money himself, and he was working two jobs to support himself and his kid. Here's how he decided on what to do.

Meet Bear, A Man Who Works Double Shifts To Live

Bear's shirtless selfie covered in tattoos and smirking

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It was a day like most for Bear, as he had just pulled two fourteen-hour shifts in a row and needed some food, but had no energy left to make it. He writes this on a post on Facebook and explains that this actually didn't turn out to be like most days: I stopped by the grocery store to grab food for dinner and as I was checking out a woman started crying in the next checkout line."

Bear listened in on the conversation between a mother and her daughter, and it was heartbreaking.

The Little Girl Asked Her Mom Why She Was Crying

woman walks with basket in grocery store with empty aisle

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At first, it's easy to assume the mom is just having a bad day, maybe she got into a fight with her husband or is tired from looking after her kid. As he listened in, ge overheard the girl ask her mom what was wrong, as she continued to stand crying in the lane right next to hers.

"Her daughter asked her what's wrong and she all she could say was, 'we can't afford to eat tonight.''" These are the words that no parent wants to imagine ever needing to say to their child, who depends on them just to live. Yet, it is the unfortunate case for many.

Food Insecurity Is A Real Problem

food items stacked up

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Food insecurity is a problem for many families across the country. This problem has gotten even worse with the pandemic as many families who relied on their small businesses had to shut down and couldn't make do anymore.

Even then, this problem existed before the pandemic and still continues today. In fact, the U.S Department of Agriculture reports that 10.5 percent (13.8 million) of U.S. households were food insecure at some time during 2020 and this number is unchanged from 2019.

This Time It Would Be Different

Bear and son take selfie in the city with red masks on

therealbearjr / Instagram

For a lot of food-insecure families, they simply would have had to walk out of that grocery store empty-handed, with a kid possibly going to bed hungry that night. For this mom, kindness was in the cards, At first, another person who also overheard her gave them a few dollars towards their groceries.

But Bear knew she needed more than that. He walked over to the mom and her daughter and told them he would pay for their food and to get whatever they want. He writes on Facebook: "A person behind her gave her a couple of dollars and she bought her daughter a Kids Cuisine TV dinner. I told her to grab what she wants, I'll pay for it."

All In Divine Timing

walart staff stands in front of entrance with "thank you" sign

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Was Bear's presence in that mothert's life at that time and place just a coincidence? Bear doesn't think so. He explains that he never actually shops at that store but for whatever reason, he felt inclined to do so that night. He think the reason for it comes down to divine timing…

"I NEVER stop at this Walmart. I'm simply saying GOD puts you where he needs you to be WHEN he needs you to be there"

People Find Bear Inspiring

Bear and son pose for picture while sitting on green chair

therealbearjr / Instagram

Bear's Facebook post has gotten a lot of attention as many who read it are inspired by his selfless act. For all he knows, he could have saved that family that night.

"That's my little Brother doing what moms told us to do when women and children are in need, we help them out with whatever they need. GOD put you in the right place last night. Thanks for helping a woman and her children with the food they need to eat so they don't go hungry. God's got you," a person commented.

Whether it was a divine intervention or simply the actions of a kind man, it brought good into the world and we only hope things like this continue to happen to make it a better place.

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