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The Science-Backed Reasons Orgasms Help You Sleep

Yes, yes, yesssss

13/08/2016 3:44 AM AEST | Updated August 13, 2016 03:50

Here’s one totally pleasurable way to get better sleep: have an orgasm. 

There are actually several science-backed reasons why having an orgasm helps you fall asleep and improves the quality of your shuteye, Shawn Stevenson, author of “Sleep Smarter” explains in this HuffPost RISE video.

“It’s gonna help you to sleep better,” he says.

And that’s because when you orgasm, you release a cocktail of hormones that actually promote good sleep. Oxytocin ― a.k.a. the love hormone ― counteracts stress hormones, which helps you fall asleep. And serotonin and norepinephrine help the body cycle through REM and deep non-REM sleep cycles.

Watch the video to learn more about one more wonder of the big “O.” 

Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com. 

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