Sometimes it is the simplest things that can really amp up your marriage, sleeping naked is one of those simple things you can do to improve your marriage.

Sleeping Naked Will Do Wonders for Your Marriage

For the first 14 years of our marriage we rarely slept naked except for the occasional time here and there after sex.

In the recent past we have made it a point to come to bed naked. It’s not every night that we are sleeping naked, but at least 2-3 times per week.

First off sleeping naked is quite freeing both physically and psychologically. Baring yourself while you sleep with your spouse builds trust both physically (oxytocin is thanked for this) and psychologically.

The act of sleeping naked is simply sexy and appealing to your partner.

That skin to skin feeling also makes you feel sexy. Skin on skin contact releases the hormone oxytocin which increases the feelings of comfort.

This may put you in the mood for sex. 

Oxytocin has other benefits as well like making you feel more aroused, increasing feelings of trust, lowers heart rate, reduces blood pressure and simply makes you more ready for sexual interaction. 

Sleeping Naked Will Do Wonders for Your Marriage

Health Benefits 

Of course healthy spouses are happy spouses. Sleeping naked has been scientifically proven to improve health.

Being close to your spouse and cuddling while you sleep is actually beneficial your health.

Your skin can absorb more nutrients.

Your metabolism will also improve because your body will have to work while you sleep to maintain that healthy body temperature of 98.6. 

For both men and women sleeping naked allows their genitals to “air out”. Your genitals are covered up all day, everyday which makes it an ideal environment for the overgrowth of yeast and bacteria which can lead to infection and discomfort. 

Sleep Benefits

More sound sleep equals less overall stress.

Feeling less stressed means less arguing and nit picking in marriages.

You may not believe it, but having a lower body temperature while you sleep actually helps you to rest better.

This is also an ideal environment for the anti-aging hormones to do their job. 

Sexual Benefits

Sleeping naked is also fun. What better way to end the day than to be skin to skin with your spouse.

It is an intimate way to sleep and will make you feel closer to your spouse.

The skin to skin contact is a great way to get that intimate alone time that you cannot get anywhere else.

There have been nights when we go to bed exhausted and yet we are naked. Through out the night we are touching a feeling each other.

As a new day arrives and the house is quiet we find the perfect time to enjoy one another sexual and start our day off on the right track.

Free yourself from wearing clothes at night! Sleeping naked is a empowering situation for both of you!

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  1. I just want to thank you for posting this blog. Finally, someone is brave enough to write about the importance of “skin to skin” contact with our partners. And you were right, lower core temps do help with deeper sleep, and I do find it leads to decreased conflict in most relationships. I do have one additional question that I’d like you to consider blogging about that relates to me personally and professionally. How do you feel about the role of “skin to skin” contact in building trust and safety in extraordinary marriages. And how do you understand the lack of “skin to skin” contact in couples that are secure? Thank you in advance for getting back to me in a timely manner.

    • Skin to skin contact is the most basic contact that we have as humans. It’s so important that newborns are often placed on their mothers immediately after birth for the bonding that occurs. The physiological effects for newborns have been well documented and we firmly believe that these same benefits continue into the marital relationship.
      Reduces Stress
      Regulates Body Temperature
      Improves Sleep
      Promotes Psychological Well Being

      All of these benefits are necessary in your marriage and when they are present the lead to a feeling of increased trust and safety. When you have less stress, sleep better and have a stronger sense of well being personally this will naturally carryover into your relationships, especially with the person you are married to.

      Now, as for couples who are secure but choose not to sleep naked, there are other factorsthat can be involved in the strength of their marriages. While they may not have skin to skin contact, I would expect that they do have a high level of physical contact in addition to high emotional connection specifically in the area of their communication. These couples have created the “skin to skin” contact in the way that choose to open up and be vulnerable with their words and thoughts.

  2. With one of my relationships my partner and I would always sleep “skin to skin” and I loved it but with my current partner we don’t but want to get back to it, its so relaxing and just feels so free to do it, I love it and am going to start even when I’m alone, I like the idea also of how it provides health benifitts

  3. How long does it take to see benefit? Also, what if you don’t want your SO to desire you sexually? Or if you don’t go to bed together? How does your skin absorb nutrients from quilts?

  4. We sleep in the nude all the time & shower in the morning & in the evening together as well. Luv waking up in the early morning with my erection pressing against my wife’s derriere & she luvs it as well!

  5. We have been sleeping in the nude ever since we have gotten married & shower together all the time as well. We simply just love it! It’s especially nice to feel each other’s silky smooth skin when lying against one another. We both get ourselves waxed so we don’t have any worries about rough course hair rubbing against one another. It’s especially nice when we are spooning, I simply love that feeling! It’s also great when my hubby wakes me up or I wake him with a little oral pleasure, it’s always a very welcomed surprise to be awakened in such a beautiful way! 😉

  6. When I have slept naked with my wife, I find I have difficulty falling asleep because the arousal keeps me awake. That is usually if we haven’t had sex. If we have had sex and fall asleep naked, I’ll wake up in the middle of the night and struggle to fall back asleep for the same issue. Is this normal for men to experience?