The Better Sleep Council has designated the month of May as “Better Sleep Month,” to encourage people to establish better sleeping patterns for a more refreshing and healthier sleep. Tips include:
- Establishing a consistent sleep schedule;
- Relaxing before bed time;
- Creating an optimal sleeping environment based on room lighting and temperature too.
If you discover that you’re too warm while under the covers, the American Association for Nude Recreation(AANR.com) wants you to consider that your best sleepwear may be no sleepwear at all.
According to Medical Daily: “Optimal temperature for restorative sleep is between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. A study published in the journal Brain found when the sleeping environment has a temperature that fits this parameter, it helps the body’s core temperature to drop in preparation for sleep. If we’re too hot, this will prevent the body’s core temperature to reach the optimal parameters, which can lead to restlessness, and even insomnia. Sleeping naked will prevent the body from overheating, and will therefore lead to a better night’s sleep.”
Also, know that the term “beauty rest,” is not just a myth. Maintaining a room temperature that is no higher than 70 degrees while we sleep allows the anti-aging hormones to function properly. A sleep environment that is too hot will not allow the body to naturally cool itself and disrupts the release of these hormones. Sleeping in complete darkness stimulates the release of melatonin, which cools the body, and then the growth hormone is released. Hormones will work better at lower temperatures and will allow the body to regenerate resulting in better hair and skin.”
As AANR maintains, when the clothes are shed, so too are the stresses of every day life. And, there are added health benefits… It is widely accepted that sunlight counteracts the Winter Blues. (Studies indicate your body needs at least 20 minutes a day of sunshine over at least 75% of your body to help prevent a vitamin D deficiency – of which one notable side effect is depression.) Therefore, it follows that those who routinely combine the benefits of a daily — or nightly — nude break to rebalance oneself, with the need for sunlight on the skin, are on a steady course for healthy living.
For 86 years, AANR has been the leading authority in North America on protecting the freedoms and rights of those who participate in wholesome, family-style nude recreation. Members of AANR recognize the wholesomeness of the human body and believe that life is enhanced by the naturalness of social nudity. From exercise to relaxation, a person’s physical, spiritual, and mental health is enriched through nude recreation. AANR supports over 200 chartered clubs, resorts, and campgrounds, and serves more than 52 million individuals throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally. For more information about AANR and for facts related to nude recreation, visit www.aanr.com or call 1-800-TRY-NUDE (879-6833). To receive information on upcoming news and events, sign up for our newsletter here.