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Why Sex Helps With Sleep

If You Want to Sleep Better Tonight, Try This Fun Tip

The consequences of a sleepless night extend well beyond yawning through a morning meeting. Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain, increased levels of stress, and a host of other health issues. One of the more fun ways to combat insomnia? Sex.

While a great orgasm is enticing enough on its own, thanks to the "love drug" oxytocin, it has the added benefit of helping relax the body and calming anxiety — the perfect recipe for a good night's rest. And while oxytocin isn't only produced alongside the big "O," sex is a surefire way to increase its levels. Beyond feeling relaxed, oxytocin also helps in reducing pain and increasing generosity, and can act as a natural antidepressant. Even more reasons to strip down.

And if sex isn't on the agenda tonight, not to worry! Singing and dancing are also great options for increasing oxytocin levels .

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