Oxytocin, also known as the love hormone, is released when sleeping nude, especially if there is skin-to-skin contact. The release of oxytocin can help with depression and stress, as well as lower your blood pressure.
When you fall asleep, your body responds by dropping its temperature. This lower temperature is regulated more easily when sleeping in the buff, which allows your body to maintain its baseline cortisol level. When there is an overload of cortisol in your system, greater levels of anxiety, cravings for junk food, and even weight gain are experienced.
While on the subject of body temperature, pajamas and blankets can cause your body to overheat, preventing your body from dropping to the temperature required for deep sleep. Whether you decide to sleep completely naked or just forgo the mountain of blankets, anything that improves the quality of sleep seems worth a try.
Aside from oxytocin, other hormones are also released during sleep. When the body temperature is lowered, melatonin and growth hormones are released. These combat signs of aging, such as wrinkles, and are necessary for the health of your skin.
While yeast infections are treated easily, they are also able to be avoided altogether. Yeast grows and thrives in moist, warm environments. By allowing your lady parts to breathe, you are taking a critical first step in preventing this infection.