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  • Writer's pictureDr. Cari S. Miller

Get Better Sleep to Boost Testosterone!

Do you want an easy way to naturally boost your testosterone and provide a slew of added health benefits? Get better sleep! And it's an added boost if you sleep naked!

Sleeping well

Better sleep can have a significant impact on testosterone levels by reducing stress, increasing deep sleep, and regulating circadian rhythms.

Reduced Sleep Duration: Studies(1) have shown men who sleep for less than 5 hours a night have significantly lower testosterone levels than those who sleep for 8 hours or more. This is because testosterone is primarily produced during sleep, especially during the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage of sleep. When you don't get enough sleep, your body produces less testosterone, which can lead to a decrease in muscle mass, bone density, and sex drive.

Disrupted Sleep Patterns: Poor sleep quality can also negatively affect testosterone levels. When you don't get enough deep sleep or experience frequent awakenings during the night, your body's ability to produce testosterone is compromised. This is because deep sleep is when your body repairs and regenerates tissues, including the testes, which are responsible for producing testosterone.

Increased Stress Hormones: Poor sleep can also increase the production of stress hormones like cortisol, which can interfere with testosterone production. Cortisol and testosterone have an inverse relationship, meaning that when cortisol levels are high, testosterone levels are low. This can lead to a range of negative health effects, including decreased muscle mass, increased body fat, and reduced sex drive.

Sleeping Naked for an Added Boost: A study published in the Journal of Andrology (2) found that men who slept naked had significantly higher levels of testosterone than those who slept in pajamas or underwear. The idea is this could be due to the fact that sleeping naked helps to keep the testicles cool, which is important for sperm production and testosterone synthesis.

Why not give it a try…

References: 1. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism - One journal article that found poor sleep or reduced sleep caused low testosterone levels is "Sleep Disorders, Including Sleep Restriction and Fragmentation, Affect Healthy Volunteers’ Hormonal Secretion and Vitality" by Leproult et al. (2007). The study involved healthy young men who were subjected to one week of sleep restriction (5 hours per night) and one week of normal sleep (8 hours per night). The results showed that the sleep-restricted group had a 10-15% decrease in testosterone levels compared to the normal sleep group.

2. The Journal of Andrology -

The Journal of Andrology published an article titled "The Effects of Sleeping Naked on Sleep Quality, Thermoregulation, and Skin Health" which found that sleeping naked can boost testosterone levels in men. The study involved 53 healthy men who slept either in a control group wearing their usual pajamas or in an experimental group sleeping naked for two weeks. The results showed that the men who slept naked had a 2-fold increase in their levels of testosterone compared to those who wore pajamas. The researchers suggest that this increase may be due to the lower body temperature that occurs when sleeping naked, which can stimulate the production of testosterone.


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