7 Reasons Having Sex Should be Your Only New Year's Resolution
Screw all your other resolutions -- sex will help you live a better, healthier life in the New Year
Though turning off our devices in an attempt to get more sleep can be a total bummer, turning on our bedside partners for the same purpose definitely is not. "Endorphins released during orgasm can help induce sleep by relaxing the mind and the body," according to "Why Women Have Sex" co-authors Cindy M. Meston and David M. Buss. "But probably more important, during orgasm the hormone prolactin is released -- and there is a strong link between that hormone and sleep."
Just make sure the sex itself isn't snooze-worthy since you need to reach orgasm in order to reap prolactin's sleep-inducing benefits. On the flip side, your lovemaking shouldn't be so exciting that you're getting your heart rate up, which will actually energize you.
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