How many times has it happened to you that your boyfriend or husband falls asleep after an intimate encounter? Maybe you take it as chance or something normal, but, why do men fall asleep after sex?
According to a New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, there are different reasons why men fall asleep at the end of a romantic session with their partner. Know them!
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#1 Schedule. It is normal that when sex is practiced at night, men are exhausted. In addition, the comfort of the bed and the lack of natural light stimulate the dream.
#2 Deep relaxation. When using a tomography, it is detected that in order to reach the orgasm requires a great effort, reason why when it obtains, the body enters a state of relaxation.
#3 Benefits of orgasm. During ejaculation, men release norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, nitric oxide (NO), and the hormone prolactin, chemicals that generate a sense of well-being and satisfaction. However, they also stimulate sleep.
#4 Brain off. According to the French scientist Serge Stolerú, men fall asleep after having sex because their brain is disconnected, that is, the cerebral cortex in charge of conscious thinking goes off during orgasm.
There are many biochemical and evolutionary reasons related to postcoital sleep, however, there are no clear causes. So the best thing you can do is enjoy the intimate moment with your partner and pamper him with a good rest. And you, do you like to fall asleep?