The Relationship Between Sex And Sleep
written by: Nicole Miller
There has been a lot debate concerning the relationship between sex and sleep. Although most people believe that there is relationship between the two, there are some who believe that sleep and sex do not have any relationship at all. This begs the question, is there a relationship between sex and sleep? Yes, there is a relationship between sex and sleep. However, this relationship is not the way most people think it is. It is more complicated.
Can sex make you sleep better?
Studies have shown that sex can help to improve sleep. However, the effectiveness of sex in sleep improvement hugely depends on what is making you lose your sleep in the first place. Several studies that have been done among heterosexual couples have shown that most men sleep immediately after sex. For women, the effect of sex is the opposite of what happens to men in most cases.
There are a couple of things that women can do if they want sex to help them sleep better. Some of the things that they should do include;
1. Engage in physical maneuvers and have good conversations full of humor before sex.
2. Have sex some time before bedtime. This can help a woman sleep well when the right time to go to bed comes.
Is it possible to have sex while sleeping?
Yes, it is possible to have sex while sleeping. This is sometimes referred to as ‘sexsomnia’. However, the phenomenon of having sex while physically asleep occurs among people who use drug or sleep poorly. People who have sexsomnia don’t remember what they did in most cases. It is all just like a dream to them.
Although there are many people who believe that sexsomnia is not real, its just an excuse that two people who want to have sex but don’t want to talk about it use, scientific studies hint that it is something that can happen. This is because when awake or asleep, people usually get into different states of consciousness throughout the 24 hours of a day. Therefore, it is highly possible to have sex while thinking that it is something that is not happening for real. This explains why people have micro sleeps while driving.
Having sex while asleep is not recommended for obvious reasons. It can lead you to a place that you did not want to be in the first place. Here are some things that you can to prevent sexsomnia;
1. Keep yourself way from the bottle;
Booze usually awakes the desire to have sex in the subconscious mind. When you are high, you can have real sex while thinking that it is dream. Many babies have been conceived by drunken parents.
2. Condition yourself to sleep
To sleep well, you have to condition yourself to sleep every day. Create a regular and predictable sleeping pattern. Sleep and wake up at the same time every day. This is particularly important to people who have experience d sleep walking in the past. A fixed sleeping and wake up time is possible even for those who work in shifts. Don’t have sex when you are supposed to be deep asleep.
3. Watch how you take the sleeping pills
The sleeping pills have led many people to sexsomnia. You should always jump right into bed and sleep after taking the sleeping pills. Don’t take the pill go for sex. If you do that, you will probably be partially asleep during the act. If you want to have sex, have it first before taking a sleeping pill.
Sex can really improve sleep in both men and women. However, you should not depend on sex alone to get a good sleep. There are many other things that you can do to improve your sleep. For example, taking a warm bath before going to bed can be really helpful especially if you sweat a lot.
The bottom line
Sex and sleep do have a relationship. Their relationship depends on timing and the things you do before and after sex. When you do things correctly, sex will always help you have better sleep. When you do things the wrong way, sex will not help you in any way as far as sleep is concerned. These two things often need each other and they can really work well together.