To each his own. To me my own.

Sleeping Naked

I absolutely love my sleep – even more so the older I get. Isn’t it funny how sleep seemed like punishment when we were kids, but all the sudden changes to a gift as we get older? Life’s just weird like that.

When I was younger I always slept IN something. During the era I grew up, young girls always wore gowns. I loved my gowns. Through the years I had many of them, some of which my mother even made for me. One of my fondest childhood memories involved such a nightgown. Courtesy of my uncle – my mother, grandmother and I had a week in a private oceanfront house at the end of the beach. While under her watchful eye, my mother let me walk around the big low-tide beach under a big bright full moon. The beach was very private and I was the only one on it that night. The moon was huge and full, and it felt like daylight on the beach – only with the moon instead. To this very day, the moon has never been more beautiful to me than it was that night. 

From my teenage years on, it was usually just an oversized t-shirt and shorts that I slept in. If it was really cold out, pajama pants would probably come into play. I guess the point of all this is… I just can’t remember a time when I didn’t wear some form of clothing to bed. The mindset I had just couldn’t fathom not wearing clothing to bed.

If it were ever considered a hangup of mine – let’s just say that little ditty is out the window now. For the past 5-6 years, nothing has ever felt more natural than sleeping naked. I don’t know if I can explain why exactly, but I’ll give it a whirl.  

It just feels healthy. My skin feels cool all night, as opposed to being oppressed with outerwear. Since I take my showers at night, it feels even better getting into bed clean.  Sleeping naked feels natural… and free. More than anything else, that’s what it is – I feel free. I actually sleep better and more soundly than I ever have before. I believe there to be a multitude of other advantages to sleeping naked, suffice it to say I won’t list them here. 🙂 Let’s just say everything I’ve referenced so far has to do with flying solo. If you have a significant other, there are many added benefits of sleeping bare. 

I guess the only drawbacks would be a break-in, fire, or other such sort of calamity – for these, I like to think I’ve planned ahead as much as possible and taken some necessary precautions. I can report I’ve sneaked around in the dark naked with a loaded weapon before when I heard something outside… but that’s a whole other post altogether.  All things considered, as I look back it kinda makes me sad that I’ve missed out on sleeping naked my entire adult life. Looks like I’ve got some lost time to make up for. 

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7 responses

  1. I’m the exact same way. I always wore something to bed growing up, but then I discovered that sleeping without anything is so much better. The shirt doesn’t get all twisted up when you turn over, your body cools down, and there is no better feeling than cool sheets as you climb into bed. I read an article online once about the benefits of sleeping nude, and a lot of the points you touched on, were in there. If the house catches on fire, me and my comforter are going out the door or window.

    August 6, 2015 at 9:08 am

    • You’re right, some of the articles are very interesting!! Loved what you said about you and your comforter in case of a fire, that made me smile big. 😄

      August 6, 2015 at 5:02 pm

  2. -Mom

    I’ve never done it for fear of a fire, break-in or maybe even dying in my sleep and some stranger seeing me with no clothes.. but I suppose there’s a first time for everything. Ha! Great blog today .. and I’ll know not to buy you a nightgown or pj’s for Christmas! 🙂

    August 6, 2015 at 11:44 am

    • That’s true there can always be a first time for everything! Thanks Mom. And yep, no nightclothes needed. lol

      August 6, 2015 at 5:04 pm

  3. I often dream of drowning and it is frightening because even though I lived a stone’s throw from Miami beach I can’t swim a lick. So I sleep in surfer style swim trunks as an amulet against the Dream Maker. See if he thinks I’m not afraid the drowning should go away.

    August 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    • Makes sense. Also this is like my favorite comment EVER.

      August 13, 2015 at 10:36 pm

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