Sleeping Naked Could Save Your Marriage

sleeping nakedWhat do you wear to sleep when you go to bed at night? Are you in sweatpants or an old T-shirt like me? Or do you have specially made pajamas that keep you warm and cozy? Would you ever be willing to change up what you wear? What if I told you that what you wear to bed might actually be the difference between you having a successful marriage and ending up unhappy?

A new poll from Cotton USA (because sheets are made of ... cotton?! Or??) shows that the secret to a happy marriage is found in sleeping naked. The poll of 1,004 people showed that 57 percent of those who sleep in the nude said they were happy in their relationships. Just 48 percent of those who wore pajamas said the same. Even worse, only 43 percent of nightie wearers and 38 percent of those in footie PJs reported being "happy." (Although, really? Who sleeps in those past the age of 6? NOT sexy at all.)

Who knew it could be so easy? Except that it isn't. At all.

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I did a brief poll of some friends, and the truth is very few couples sleep in the buff. This is mostly because we have children who come in at all hours. Personally, I fear a fire in the middle of the night that might drive us outside, but it's not just that.

Sleeping naked has lost its charm for me. Early in our relationship, I know my husband and I did that more, although then it was less a case of wanting to be nude and more a case of falling asleep after being naked together. It was nice, but things have changed. We are tired now, three kids later.

Most nights, one (or three) of our kids end up in our bed, and walking around naked just doesn't seem so appealing when we'd have to explain why Mommy and Daddy don't have any clothes on. Maybe we are making excuses, but I'm guessing many of those couples sleeping naked are actually still early in their relationships. No wonder they are so happy!

In all seriousness, the next time my husband and I have a weekend away or a guarantee that no tiny humans will bug us, we'll be trying this out for sure. It's easy to see why it might be true. Easy access! Plus, when you see it, you want it. And lots of sex is the key to a harmonious union.

It's all coming together now.

Do you sleep naked?

 

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Freela Freela

It might help my marriage, but would certainly displease my 12-year-old son if he came into the room to borrow my tablet while I was sleeping.  I think I'll stick to my sweats for now.

nonmember avatar tulip

We always sleep nude. Our kids have been taught not to be bothered by the naked body and think nothing of it. They've also been taught to respect boundaries so they don't come in without knocking. It's only weird if you make it weird.

nonmember avatar HT

Been married 18 years - still sleep nude and still super happy!

the4m... the4mutts

We sleep naked. Every night. All night.

We have 4 kids ages 11 - 4. They are not allowed in our room at night, and they all 4 know that it's because we sleep naked.

I have never, ever had a happier relationship. I have never trusted anyone more, or felt at ease with someone the way I do my husband.

We have slept naked since the first over night date, and almost 7yrs later, we still are

Em Chappell-Root

We do NOT sleep naked, and never will. My husband has acid sweat, and tends to sweat in his sleep. I can only cuddle him with a blanket between us or clothes on, because otherwise his sweat burns me. So no naked sleeping for us, ever. 

Mrscj... Mrscjones

@Em how do you have relations if he sweats acid? Is it possible?

nonmember avatar Tina

We arent married yet but between the two of us we have 4 kids. We sleep nude and we have been together for 6 years and never been happier. Our kids arent allowed in our room and our youngest who is 5 knows that if we allow her to sleep in our room its on the floor next to mommys side of the bed.

nonmember avatar krystian

Never once slept naked next to my husband......



Still extremely happy with him.



And Tina, seriously, you make your daughter sleep n the floor? You do know that when a child wakes up in the middle Of the night they are looking for comfort correct

nonmember avatar BostonBob

We often slept naked early on, but I'm a big sweater, winter and summer. I'll often drench a T-shirt and boxers, and have to change halfway through the night.



Meanwhile my wife is always cold (socks and sweats). And while she likes to snuggle up at times, sleeping against a sweaty monster like me isn't her idea of romantic.

nonmember avatar erik

Didn't work! A few months ago my wife and I started both sleeping naked. Still very little sex and now she's back to wearing a t-shirt and underwear at night.

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