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Why Do Guys Get Sleepy After Sex?
Why guys get sleepy after sex | The Times of India
For many women, the correlation between sex and snoring is one of those annoying facts of life: no matter when passionate encounters occur, men always seem to fall asleep immediately afterwards. So in lieu of a cure, a better explanation will have to do. Although women sometimes feel sleepy after sex, the phenomenon does seem more pronounced in men. What is it, then, that spirals them into the land of nod? Then there is the biochemistry of the orgasm itself. Research shows that during ejaculation, men release a cocktail of brain chemicals, including norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, nitric oxide NO , and the hormone prolactin. Prolactin levels are naturally higher during sleep, and animals injected with the chemical become tired immediately.
Why men sleep after sex: Reasons why partners doze off after intercourse
Sleep versus cuddling: science is finally weighing in on what happens after sex. According to a recent study by evolutionary psychologists at the University of Michigan and Albright College in Pennsylvania, the tendency to fall asleep first after sex is associated with greater partner desire for bonding and affection. The study, published in December in the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology , examined participants, who completed anonymous online surveys assessing experiences and desires with one's partner after sex.
There is no single, definitive scientific explanation for this age-old conundrum. But if you think about it long enough, the sex— sleep connection makes sense, particularly when you consider that many men have their first orgasms while unconscious. Wet dreams, nocturnal tumescence, morning erections…When all is said and done, we may not be much better than praying mantises: The males keep copulating even after they're decapitated by their lovers. After orgasm, both men and women release the chemicals oxytocin, prolactin, gamma amino butyric acid GABA , and endorphins.