Survey Finds Couples That Sleep Naked Together Have Happier Relationships And More Sex

A recent survey conducted by Cotton USA asked 1000 British people in relationships what they wear to bed and how happy they were in their current relationships. The survey found that couples who sleep in the buff had happier relationships, more sex and stronger bonds.

57% of those who reported sleeping naked said they felt happy, compared with 48% of pajama wearers and 43% of nightie wearers.

According to the NYDailyNews:

Cotton USA spokesperson Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe said in a release that being nude encouraged being intimate and open, because of soft bedding and skin-to-skin contact.

Manhattan-based therapist and relationship expert Amber Madison wasn’t surprised by the findings.

“Being naked in bed with your partner is physically and emotionally intimate,” she said. “It’s a way of showing, ‘I want to be close to you’ and a green light for sex. That intimacy and emotional and physical availability is what keeps a relationship strong in light of daily stressors and challenges.”

The study also looked at general sleeping habits and relationships. It found that dirty clothes on the floor, clutter and beds left unmade are big turn-offs. Eating in bed, allowing pets in the bedroom, stealing the covers and wearing socks to sleep were also listed as pet peeves.

“There are many factors which can affect the success of a relationship, but one factor which is often overlooked is the bedroom environment,” Thiers-Ratcliffe added.

Speaking of cotton, the material was said to imply cleanliness, while satin implied wealth (but also sleaziness) and polyester implied cheapness.

And ageism be damned: It’s the over-55 crowd who are most likely to sleep naked, the survey found.