Skip Nav
Valentine's Day
13 Sinfully Sexy Novels For Your Ereader This February
Wedding
Travel-Loving Couple Served Foods From Favorite Destinations at Their Wedding
Relationships
How to Gracefully Exit a Bad Date

Sexomnia Sleep Disorder

Word du Jour: Sexomnia

A new sleep disorder was proposed today at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies — sexomnia. It may sound like sex-induced insomnia, but it's actually sex initiated while sleeping, like the weird, Ambien-induced eating binges or sleepwalking.

Fortunately, there are no reports (yet) of people walking out the door and looking for sex. Among 832 people surveyed at a sleep disorder clinic, so not the general population, 7.6 percent had sexomnia or "sleep sex" with partners already in their beds. More often men than women, sexomniacs don't remember having sex, and their partners often don't realize they're asleep.

It affects people the same way other sleep disorders do, with fatigue and moodiness being the most common complaints. Too bad sleep sex doesn't have the same effect as awake sex — maybe some people would get some sleep.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Personal Essay on Having Endometriosis
Is It Healthy to Sleep in Separate Beds?
When Should You Get Tested For STDs?
Five Common Causes For Late Periods
Adaptogens For Sex
Do Millennials Have Less Sex?
What It's Like to Be Asexual
Sexually Explicit Songs by Women
Best Sex Positions After Pregnancy
Should I Have Sex in a Hot Tub?
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds