To get a good night’s sleep, you can try several different tactics including counting sheep, taking a pill, meditating, making your room cooler, or drinking warm milk or tea. Or, you can have sex, which is now shown to be pretty effective at helping you catch up on your ZZZs.
Initial research found that the key to a happy relationship is to get more sleep, because as we all know, we can be pretty crabby when we don’t get enough sleep. The latest findings uncovered that if you want great sleep, you should be having sex prior. And when you think about it, having nightly sex to have better sleep is the golden ticket for happiness in a relationship, don’t you think?
The researchers from Oxford Economics and the National Center for Social Research who conducted a study with 8,250 participants found that those individuals who had sex and a good night’s sleep were the happiest.
The authors wrote, “Sleep was the strongest indicator of a broader sense of well-being, controlling for other factors. The majority of those with the highest Living Well scores reported feeling well rested most of the time (60 percent), whilst over half of those in the bottom 20 percent of the Index said that they rarely, or never, felt well rested.”
The study looked at 460 participants and found that those who had sex prior to sleep enjoyed a far greater night’s sleep than those who did not.
Study researcher Dr. Michele Lastella explained, “What we found was 64 percent of our respondents indicated they slept better when sex was with a partner and it involves an orgasm. There’s strong evidence to suggest substituting screen time for play time.”
“When you’re engaging in sex, you’re not thinking about what to do the next day, you’re not going through your phones. It distracts you,” added Dr. Lastella.
Therefore, if you’re looking to improve your sleep – and your relationship– then you should try having sex more often prior to bedtime. Not only is it safe, but sex can offer you a variety of other health benefits, too.