Sex and sleep

28 Sep 2021 - 23:29 | Tags: being better in bed, sex health, better sex guide
sleep and sex

When we use the word “sleep” and the word “sex” in the same sentence, it usually has very little to do with sleeping! This is especially true when you are sending time with a fuck buddy. The reasons to meet up and hang out have very little to do with catching 30 winks! In fact, for many people, when they start sleeping with a fuck buddy for the first time the number of hours spent sleep dramatically drops! This is not a problem in the short term of course. It is very normal, and is something that we all go through. Having periods of time where we sleep less in our lives is something that the human body can cope quite well with. If you go out and hook up, I think the person you hook up with is going to be rather disappointed if you end up sending your time asleep! They are looking for something more and I expect that you were looking for the same! So what is the issue with the reduction in sleep that having a fuck buddy can cause?

According to the NHS website, “Everyone's experienced the fatigue, short temper and lack of focus that often follow a poor night's sleep.” This is likely true. Everyone has pulled an overnighter at some point, and we all suffer the next day from it. We experience a depression in cognitive functions, our body responses are slowed by the reduction in response time that is caused by the lack of sleep, our coordination and balance are also upset. If the sleep deprivation continues for a few days, the effects can become more serious. According to the NHS website, “…your brain will fog, making it difficult to concentrate and make decisions. You'll start to feel down, and may fall asleep during the day. Your risk of injury and accidents at home, work and on the road also increases.” The depression on happiness is a tangible one. If you are having sex with a fuck buddy a big part of that is about being happier as a person. Any gain you get from the sex could ben offset by the lack of sleep, resulting in a net zero, or worse, a loss rather a gain. You are also worse in bed if you are tired, as having sex is a physical act. So what is the advice here?

If you want to have great sex with your fuck buddy and have a happier life, get enough sleep. A lack of sleep affects everything that you do and that you are. It changes how you react, subtly, in all circumstances. So whilst you are sleeping with someone, do also make sure that you sleep!

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