• Why a good orgasm can guarantee a good sleep

Why a good orgasm can guarantee a good sleep

If you tend to toss and turn before you head off to sleep, you might want to think about swapping screen time for some sexy time.
 
While looking at a light-emitting screen like an iPhone or iPad before bedtime affects your levels of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin – some sex before bed can help you reach slumber faster. But only if it's good sex - because for a deep sleep hit, both you and your partner need to reach orgasm.
  
Australian Sleep Researcher, Dr. Michele Lastella surveyed 460 people between the ages of 18 and 70 and found out that 64 percent of them slept better after both they and their partners reached orgasm.
 
So is sex just so super exhausting and relaxing that it brings on dream time? No – once again it’s all to do with hormones.
 
"The project is based on some preliminary research evidence that, after humans have sex and achieve orgasm, we have a massive release of a hormone called oxytocin," Lastella announced in a statement.
 
Oxytocin, known as the love hormone, is released from the brain’s pituitary gland during orgasm. And this bonding hormone can help with sleep.

According to Psychology Today, there is evidence that oxytocin influences sleep processes - levels of oxytocin peak at around 5 hours after sleep onset when REM sleep predominates. And oxytocin counteracts stress hormones – helping you relax and feel sleepy.
 
"There's strong evidence to suggest substituting screen time for sleep time," Lastella told Adelaide Now.

"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." And that my friends is why you should ditch the Netflix, Facebook and just get into some good, old-fashioned, mind-blowing sex.