Can an orgasm a day keep insomnia at bay?


We all know that sleep is super important for our functionality. But you'll be pleased to know that having an orgasm, whether solo or with a partner, can help keep your insomnia at bay. Sex and sleep go hand in hand when it comes to easing sleep disorders, but how exactly is this? 


Having an orgasm helps you sleep better 

Many studies have shown that when sex, or masturbation involves orgasm, can help you sleep. When climaxing, your body releases hormones like oxytocin and prolactin that help make you feel satisfied, calm and happy.  


A lack of sleep can decrease your sexual desire and arousal - creating a constant loop. If you feel like you're not sleeping well, have sex before bed and if you're not up to having sex, try to sleep better! Sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea can harm your sex life by contributing to problems with the urinary tract or stopping you from maintaining an erection.  


But this happens after the long-term effects of sleep deprivation. Although short-term sleep deprivation can decrease your libido, getting back on track with your sleep schedule can help you with your intimate wellness. 


Sex reduces stress 

Sex releases endorphins that relieve stress and boost mood. A study found that sexual intercourse prevents increases in blood pressure during stressful events.  


An orgasm increases oxytocin 

An orgasm stimulates the release of oxytocin, having a role in erection and orgasm. Oxytocin is widely known as the bonding hormone as it's something that's also released when you breastfeed. It makes you feel a sense of love and attachment to whoever you're sharing the moment with! 


It can also reduce pain  

Suffering from pain? Headaches? Muscle pain? Studies suggest that an orgasm can more than double a woman's pain tolerance. It's also an analgesic, meaning it can suppress pain without affecting sensitivity to touch - how perfect! 


Another win for the ladies is that orgasms can relieve period cramps. Although this isn't the same for everyone, it's worth giving a go, right?  


Sleep and masturbation - they're friends 

When we talk about sex and orgasms having a positive impact on your sleep, we're not excluding masturbation. Sex toys including clitoral stimulation from a vibrator shouldn't be taboo as it not only helps you get to know what you like but also further helps you in the bedroom. As you know your body better than anyone else, it's going to work in your favour and send you to sleep right away!  


Simple ways to improve your sleep if it's affecting your libido 

  • Go to sleep and wake up at the same time:  Obviously this is harder for some than it is for others but it can help you become more in tune with your body.  
  • Get out of bed if you can't get to sleep:  It doesn't seem logical to do this but leaving your bed for 15-30 minutes can help make you sleepier.  
  • Remove electronics:  Don't sleep with your TV on and put your phone on Do Not Disturb... The notifications can wait!  
  • Put together a nighttime routine:Journal, meditate, have sex. Anything that can help get you in a sleepy mood!