Sleep and Sex; Hurting or Helping?


There are two things that your bedroom is designed for: having sex and sleeping. how do they now coincide you ask? the more sex you have, the more likely you’ll get a great night sleep. and the more sleep you get, give you enough energy for another go! The gist; Sex boosts Oxycontin (a hormone that makes you feel connected to your partner) and lowers cortisol (a stress-related hormone). Plus, having an orgasm releases a hormone called prolactin, which makes you feel relaxed and sleepy. All of that leads up to a nice, drowsy state that’s perfect for cuddling up and falling asleep.

Michele Lastella, Ph.D., a sleep researcher at Central Queensland University’s Appleton Institute for Behavioral Science in Adelaide, Australia, recently found that two thirds of people slept better after getting it on. This was after a survey of 460 people between 18 and 70 years old was carried out and the result was achieved only after orgasms are achieved. Furthermore, with the research Lastella recommends replacing the time you spend scrolling on your phone before you go to sleep with a few minutes of quality intimacy. Those who described themselves as happy were also more likely to be satisfied with their sex lives, and vice versa.