Alex Dimitriu, MD

Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine

Dr. Alex was quoted in SHAPE

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5 Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked, Science says stripping down is good for more than your sex life. 

By Colleen Stinchcombe | Aug 06, 2018

All of us want a good night's sleep. And while there are endless suggestions on how exactly to do that, it turns out there might be one simple solution: Stripping down. "There are many benefits to sleeping nude," says Chris Brantner, a certified sleep science coach and founder of online sleep resource SleepZoo. "[Sleeping naked] helps regulate your body temperature ... leads to greater relationship happiness ... [and] can result in more healthy genitals."

But those are only a few of the benefits of sleeping naked. Here, experts explain why you should consider donning your birthday suit when it's time to drift off.

1. You'll get a deeper sleep.
"There is substantial evidence that a drop in body temperature helps with getting deeper sleep," says Alex Dimitriu, M.D., a board-certified sleep medicine and psychiatry expert. Case in point: After following 765,000 people between 2002 and 2011, a study published in Science Advances concluded that increases in nighttime temperature led to worse sleep. On top of that, a study in Sleep Medicine Reviews found evidence that elevated temperatures mess with our circadian rhythms, making it tough to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Click HERE for the full article on SHAPE. 


CONDITIONS TREATED: anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, insomnia, bipolar disorder, and treatment resistant depression.

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