Struggling to sleep? Getting yourself off might be the quickest way to fall asleep. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you're trying to get a good night's rest, research suggests that masturbation can have a calming effect on the body, making it easier to fall asleep.
One of the reasons masturbation can help you fall asleep is that it can release endorphins, also known as "feel-good" hormones, which can create a sense of relaxation and calm. Orgasms in particular, release the hormone oxytocin which is also known as the "cuddle hormone" which can help you feel calm and relaxed. Additionally, the release of endorphins can also reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, which can make it easier to fall asleep.
Masturbation can also help to relieve physical tension. During the day, we tend to accumulate muscle tension in different areas of the body and masturbation can help to release this tension. Masturbation can also help to relax the mind and release stress, making it easier to fall asleep.
Another reason masturbation might help you sleep is by providing a distraction from racing thoughts and worries, allowing the mind to focus on pleasure and physical sensation instead. This can help to quiet a busy mind and make it easier to fall asleep.
While the relationship between masturbation and sleep is not fully understood yet and more research is needed, but some studies have shown that people who engage in sexual activity before sleep have better quality sleep and reported feeling more refreshed in the morning.
It is also important to note that while masturbation can be a helpful tool in falling asleep, it should not be the only solution to insomnia or sleep problems and if you find yourself having trouble sleeping on regular basis it's a good idea to consult a sleep specialist or your healthcare provider.
Masturbation should always be a comfortable and enjoyable experience. It's a good idea to try different methods and find what works best for you, always making sure to prioritise your own comfort and safety.
“Sexuality is a sacred thing. It's not just about physical pleasure, it's about the intimate connection that brings two people together on a soul level.”
– Deepak Chopra