Most of us who own a dog consider our pet to be a full-fledged member of the family. Our pups are included in our holiday photos, are given special treats all the time, and receive presents on their birthdays. They reciprocate, of course, by being sources of unrequited love, and we feel lucky to have them in our lives. But when togetherness time with the family pooch also means sharing a bedroom, which for many pet owners it does, are you putting your sleep quality at risk? According to new research, that may depend on exactly where your furry friend is doing that snoozing.
Can sleeping naked improve your sleep and health? Evidence suggests that, yes, ditching your sleepwear may in fact have a number of benefits, including better sleep. Interestingly enough, a mere 8 percent of Americans admit to sleeping naked.
Many of these health benefits result from the fact that sleeping naked helps prevent overheating, which can have a significant impact on your sleep quality. As you fall asleep, your body temperature drops, and this drop in core temperature actually helps you sleep better.