It's Official: More Sleep Means Better Sex

It's Official: More Sleep Means Better Sex

by Lovehoney

on 27 Mar 2015

More Sleep Better Sex

We all go through phases of not wanting sex from time to time. But for many, this lack of libido can put a real strain on their relationships, causing some people to go to extreme lengths to boost their sex drive.

But what if we told you that the key to a better sex life wasn't a superfood or pill promising mind-blowing orgasms? In fact it's much more simple than that.

According to a new study, simply having an hour extra of sleep can boost a woman's sex drive by 14%.

That might not sound like much to those with a heightened sex drive, but for those needing an extra boost to get them going it can make a lot of difference.

Considering it is currently National Bed Month, there is no time like the present to catch up on your precious sleep. We're all losing an hour of sleep this weekend due to the clocks going forward, but it's important for your sex life that you catch up. A scientist said so!

So put down you smartphones, turn off your TV and get all tucked in - it's probably the sexiest thing you could do.

Having trouble sleeping? Try the following steps to make sure you get all the shut-eye you need to boost your sex drive:

1. Massage

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Massage helps to reduce stress, improve circulation, release tension and lower the heart rate. It can be a really effective way to get you ready for a good night's sleep or an amazing erotic session depending on where the mood takes you. Try using massage oil or a massage candle like the Fifty Shades of Grey Massage Me Massage Candle for a Christian Grey-inspired scent enriched with coconut and jojoba.

2. Reading

Reading a book before bed is bound to get those eyes feeling heavy. Why not hit two birds with one stone and read up on all of the latest sex tips and tricks with Tracey Cox's Dare: What Happens When Fantasies Come True.

3. Darkness

Lovehoney Satin Blindfold

Light signals to the brain that it is time to be awake. So it's important to make your boudoir as dark as possible. Eliminate those pesky light sources with a blindfold or sleep mask. Not only will it block the light when you are trying to drift off, it also doubles up as a fantastic accessory for sensual play. Why not try the Lovehoney Satin Blindfold and tick all the boxes for great sleep and great sex.

How do you boost your sex drive? Let us know in the comments below!

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Originally published on 27 Mar 2015. Updated on 5 Aug 2020