A new study has suggested that getting your freak on before bed may be as good, if not better, as a sleeping pill if a good night’s knock out is what you need.
In a survey presented at the SLEEP 2023 annual meeting in Indianapolis, 53 adults were questioned about their sleeping habits, covering sleep quality, sex and organisms as well as sleep medication.
There is currently very little data around sex and sleep quality, but the new study is attempting to corroborate the idea that good sex may lead to good sex.
With fairly young participants – 80% were between 25 and 49 – it was found that 66% of the participants reported using sleep medication at some point in their lives to rest better.
In the new survey, 75% of participants reported better sleep after sex or orgasm, with 64% feeling that a sleeping pill had a similar or worse effect on their sleep.
Such studies are still in their initial phases, but it is hoped that better understanding such a phenomenon can contribute to offering alternatives to sleeping pills which may have unintended side-effects.