You might want to add sex to your nightly routine if you have a hard time getting a good night's sleep. A new study shows that having sex or some type of sexual interaction calms the body before bed — putting restless leg syndrome suffers at ease...

Apr, 17, 2011



You might want to add sex to your nightly routine if you have a hard time getting a good night's sleep. A new study shows that having sex or some type of sexual interaction calms the body before bed — putting restless leg syndrome suffers at ease.

According to a letter published in the journal Sleep Medicine, about 10 percent of Americans suffer from RLS — which is a "neurological condition that is characterized by the irresistible urge to move the legs," says the Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation.

In that letter a patient claimed he received "complete relief from RLS symptoms" when he engaged in sexual activities prior to sleep. It appears that having an orgasm calms the body in such a way that it even relaxes the brain.

Do you think sexual activity will improve your chances of a good night's sleep?