Too warm at night? Getting into bed naked could actually disrupt your sleep 1 month ago

Too warm at night? Getting into bed naked could actually disrupt your sleep

Is your room stuffy at night?

Did you ever think that your super cosy room and sleeping au naturel could be affecting your body clock?

Because we've just learned that sleeping in the nip might actually interfere with you getting your eight hours.

A sleep expert has explained that while you might be trying to cool off, this could actually have the opposite effect.

"Sleeping naked in top of the covers means that if we sweat then the moisture this creates could heat up and make us hotter," James Wilson told Pretty52.

Going nude could also have a psychological effect that may impact your sleep, he added.

Humans need to feel safe and comfortable to nod off and to stay asleep - and if you're not used to being unclothed, you might subconsciously feel on edge.

"I think the bigger issue with sleeping naked is that if you don't do it normally it can leave you feeling physically insecure and less likely to get to sleep and stay asleep," said James.

So how can you create the optimum conditions for decent shut-eye when it's hot in your room?

You could try our reverse hot water bottle trick; fill a bottle with water, freeze it and then bring it to bed wrapped in a tea towel.

Or simply, turn the heating off early.