Ever wondered how orgasms promote better sleep? If you’re frustrated that your partner goes into snooze mode immediately after the act, you may want to rethink what it means and just join him instead. Oxytocin’s ability to reduce our cortisol levels may create an overall feeling of relaxation and even sleepiness for some. Vasopressin, another chemical associated with sleep, is also released during orgasm. Because of oxytocin’s location in the paraventricular nucleus of your hypothalamus, an area of the brain that is essential in regulating sleep and arousal, it may play a role in influencing sleepiness.
Shawn Stevenson, author of "Sleep Smarter", discusses all of the chemicals released, referring to them as a "cocktail". This helps explain how orgasms promote better sleep.
Published on Aug 12, 2016
Again, you have lower cortisol levels and reduced stress because of oxytocin and vasopressin.
Your sleep quality improves thanks to the serotonin and norepinephrine.
Also, compounds linked with sexual satisfaction are also linked to sleep, such as prolactin, which has a lot to do with the strength of her orgasm. When lab mice were injected with prolactin, they became sleepy immediately.
The above are the wonderful ingredients in the cocktail. If you have a man, take advantage of this wonderful concoction! We single ladies don't have this luxury and struggle with lonely, sleepless nights. Personally, I envy you!
Finally, Mr. Stevenson ends by saying that these are all good reasons to snuggle up, make love and get good sleep!
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