Did you know that sex and sex toys can help you sleep? Yes, orgasms can bring wonders, not just to your sexual well-being, but to your overall health.
Do you have trouble falling asleep every night? Do you always find yourself tossing and turning every night because you just can’t sleep? Have you tried all the methods that you know of just to get you to bed but nothing worked?
Well, here’s an unconventional but effective way of getting that Zzzs. According to various studies, orgasms can become a natural sleeping aid. That’s why you should have sex or use sex toys to get that 8-hour sleep.
Don’t worry, this isn’t just some myth, science can back this up. But before we dive into the sleeping benefits one can get from orgasming, here’s a quick refresher as to why we sleep matters.
Why Sleep Matters
In case you didn’t know, the quality of your sleep impacts your health. Studies have already shown that sleep deprivation affects our bodies and minds negatively. The less and the more inferior the quality of sleep you get, the more you’re likely to develop chronic illnesses. For this reason, it’s crucial to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Sleep is essential to remain in good health!
Recent research at Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center last 2015 found that people who sleep six hours a night or less are four times more likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus, compared to those who had more than seven hours sleep a night.
Another study at John Hopkins found out that waking up frequently during the night is detrimental to an individual’s positive well-being. Studies have also found that sleep deprivation has a direct connection to chronic fatigue, worsening mood, and greater reliance on Facebook browsing. All of these ties with a loss of productivity and poorer mental and physical health.
How Sex & Sex Toys Help You Sleep
As you’ve read above, sleeping is essential to our health. That’s why if you’re having a hard time sleeping, you should try to look for natural remedies as soon as possible. The lack of sleep isn’t just gonna hurt your productivity, but your overall physical and mental health too.
With that, various researchers decided to work on various remedies that could combat sleeping difficulties. As they discovered certain herbs, smells, and even exercises, they’ve discovered that having sex and using sex toys can make you sleep.
Researchers from Central Queensland University embarked on a study called “Sex as Sleep Therapy” in 2016. The study involved 460 adults, and in the first phase of this project, they found that 64% enjoyed better sleep after sex, especially if they had had an orgasm. This is due to the release of oxytocin after orgasm. Sex boosts the production of oxytocin and decreases the production of cortisol.
Oxytocin is a feel-good hormone that helps you and your partner bond. It also acts as a sedative, and thus, reduces the time it takes to fall asleep. Cortisol, on the other hand, induces stress, so the decrease in production, calms you. These hormonal changes leave your body in a relaxed state, making it easier for you to fall asleep. Aside from that, estrogen levels also increase, and this enhances a woman’s REM cycle for a deeper sleep. This is according to a previous study review published in the Journal of Women’s Health.
A similar study, done by Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research, found that a combination of sex and a good night’s sleep had the most significant impact on well-being. In the study, researchers concluded that “better sleep is the biggest single contributor to living better.”
Sex Toys That Can Help You Sleep
The study above used sex as a sleeping aid—but for our readers out there that are single or in a long-distance relationship, you’re probably thinking: How about me?
Well, don’t fret as the study applies to masturbation too. If you’re single or in an LDR, masturbation will be your best bet to get a good night’s sleep. Just use your hands and dirty mind, and you’re good to go. However, if you want to amp up the experience, you can use some sex toys to sleep off in no time.
Now, if you’re someone that hasn’t tried sex toys (why sleep on them though) and wanted to try these sultry devices as sleeping aids, here are some sex toys that will surely give those Zzzzs (and Ohhhs!)
Mainly used by women, a vibrator comes in different shapes and sizes but works pretty much the same. You turn them on, you place them in your vulva or clit, then let pleasurable sensations take over.
If you’re someone who enjoys nipple stimulation, you’ll definitely have a fun time incorporating nipple clamps to your solo plays. It’s designed to squeeze the nipples, bringing a tingling and pulling sensation to the area. Now you might wonder, how this type of sex toys can be a sleep aid? Well it’s not necessarily a sleeping aid, but it’s a device that will help you reach climax so much faster, as nipples are one of the steamiest erogenous zones out there.
If you’re worrying about the pain, don’t worry as most nipple clamps are designed for your comfort. Just look for adjustable variants and steer away from advanced versions such as clover/butterfly clamps.
As for our male readers, here’s something for you. A masturbator is a sex toy that you slip onto your penis, giving you various pleasurable textures. You can go for a realistic vagina texture or even a blowjob texture– the choice is yours. Just pour some lube beforehand for maximum pleasure.
Mainly used for wax play, this is also one of the sex toys that you can use as sleep aid. Just light them up and let the relaxing smell take over the room. You can also pour the melted oil into your body and give yourself some sensuous massages. Don’t worry, massage candles turn to oil and not melted wax when you light them up, so it’s safe for on the skin—don’t use them as lube though!
Usually used for BDSM plays, you can also use your sultry eye masks as sleeping aids. Just go for the cotton variants though, as they’re more comfortable to sleep on.
Sleep is essential to our well-being. Not just because it keeps us from being cranky monsters in the morning. Getting good quality sleep strengthens our immune systems, enhances our cognitive skills, and decreases our risk for anxiety and depression.
Sex and masturbation can help you get a good quality of sleep. These activities aid with insomnia and restlessness as they facilitate the release of oxytocin and endorphins in the body. Both men and women report better sleep after incorporating masturbation into their nighttime routine. With that, don’t hesitate to use sex toys as a sleep aid. Keep that Zzzs going!