The datasets generated for this study are available on request to the corresponding author. Objective: The main aim of this study was to explore the perceived relationship between sexual activities, sleep quality, and sleep latency in the general adult population and identify whether any gender differences exist. Seven-hundred and seventy-eight participants females, males; mean age Statistical Analyses: Chi square analyses were conducted to examine if there were any gender differences between sexual activities [i. Conclusions: Orgasms with a partner were associated with the perception of favorable sleep outcomes, however, orgasms achieved through masturbation self-stimulation were associated with the perception of better sleep quality and latency. These findings indicate that the public perceive sexual activity with orgasm precedes improved sleep outcomes.
Sex and Sleep: Perceptions of Sex as a Sleep Promoting Behavior in the General Adult Population
When it comes to your health, there are certain things that pretty much everyone loves to hear. Drinking alcohol can be good for you? Sign me up. Coffee breaks make you more productive instead of less? Yes freaking please. When it comes to sex, we already know that the health benefits are plentiful—it burns calories , reduces stress , and boosts your brainpower —but can sex help you sleep better?
Feeling stressed? Having trouble falling asleep? Most people are aware that experts recommend that your bedroom is reserved for only two activities: sex and sleep. What many might not know, however, is they are closely linked. The more sex you have, the better you sleep.
You keep tossing and turning until your spouse suggests a little roll in the hay to help you doze off. You do it, and it actually works! You both fall asleep within minutes, and you sleep more soundly than ever. Can sex make you fall asleep faster and provide a deeper, more restful snooze? Having sex releases hormones like Oxytocin, the feel-good hormone, and prolactin, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, both of which help relax the body and allow you to fall asleep more easily.