Last year, CNN ran an article with this title: “"Want More Sex? Get Better Sleep. Want Better Sleep? Have More Sex." It covered quite a bit of ground. One of the things that it shared is that women over 50, who get less than seven hours of sleep every night, tend to be less sexually active than the women who get more.
That really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since sleep deprivation leads to all sorts of issues, including irritability, lack of concentration, mood swings, joint and muscle discomfort, insomnia, low energy, and yes, a low libido. So, it’s pretty much a given that if you’re not getting much rest, and your sex life isn’t the greatest, catching a few more z’s may be what you need to get things back on track.
But what we recently discovered is there is a particular sleep position that leads to more sex than just about any other one. Can you guess what it is?
If you thought “spooning,” that’s a great guess. It came in second in the survey. The first prize actually goes to the human pretzel position, though. You know, when a couple is facing each other with their limbs intertwined.
On some levels, it makes sense because it’s a form of cuddling, and cuddling helps to raise oxytocin levels in the body, which results in you feeling closer to your partner. And the closer you feel, the closer you wanna get. And the closer you get, the greater chance there is for stuff to go down.
It's also the easiest way to seamlessly transition from snoring to romping when you’re all intertwined like that. Although, we must say—and maybe it’s the sex cynic in us that’s saying it—isn’t that sleep position a little uncomfortable? And doesn’t that only really work well if both people are naked (which is the best way to sleep, health-wise)?And doesn’t everyone’s breath need to be super-fresh in order to get some good sex and sleep when you’re face to face like that? We have so many questions.
These are just some of the things that ran through our minds as we imagined sleeping in that position with our own significant other vs. the ever-so-popular (and usually preferred) backs to each other.
Anyway, this study was our "the more you know" info for the day. Apparently, if you want to get down ‘n dirty tonight and your significant other would rather sleep, suggest linking your bodies up. It just might lead to a hookup. Here’s hoping.