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Could more sleep mean better sex?

Sleep first... and then hit the sheets with your man.

Sleep first... and then hit the sheets with your man.

As if we need another reason to sleep in more, a new study correlates sleeping with sexual desire.

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, women who slept an average of an hour longer than those surveyed in the same age bracket were 14 percent more likely to have sex with their partner the next day. 

The study polled 171 college women every morning about their sexual behavior over the past 24 hours. They also asked about sleep behavior such as how long it took to fall asleep and the total amount of time they slept. 

The study concluded:

  • Women in relationships who slept an extra hour a night had higher levels of sexual desire and a 14 percent increase in the possibility of sexual desire the next day.
  • Women with a higher average of hours spent sleeping had a greater amount of vaginal lubrication.

The average amount of time participants slept a night was seven hours and 22 minutes. Factors like presence of menstruation, happiness and birth control were taken into consideration during the study as well. 

The lead researchers of this study do caution though that getting more sleep won't fix every sexual problem you may have. Maintaining a healthy, adequate sleep cycle is one of many factors that can affect sexual arousal and desire for women. Other factors that can hinder sexual appetite include the food consumed beforehand, lack of confidence and an increase of stress. 

The real conclusion to take from this study is if you feel good and are healthy, chances are you're going to want to have more sex. Also, sleep is always amazing. If you're feeling "well rested" and want some action with your guy, use Today Sponge to prevent pregnancy. An FDA approved contraceptive, Today Sponge can be effective for up to 24 hours of protection without the use of hormones.