If you’re looking for a quick fix to amp up your sex life and really spice up your age gap relationship, the answer might be as simple as getting more sleep. Sounds counterproductive? Well, a study out of the University of Michigan has found that young women who get more sleep also have more sex. In fact, an extra hour of sleep was shown to increase the chance of having sex the next day by as much as 14%.
We probably didn’t need a scientific study to figure this out, but the study, which followed 171 women over a two-week period, revealed that when women have sounder sleep, they have more energy and concentration, which apparently leads to more sexual arousal and desire. Participants who had longer average sleep reported more physical arousal—every age gap relationship can benefit from more physical arousal, right?
It makes sense; when you’re well rested, you’ve got more energy during the day, which means you’re less likely going to come home and just want to crash. If you’re feeling well-rested and energized, you’re more likely going to be ready for more action in the bedroom, which we’re sure your older man will appreciate. And although this study focused on women, imagine what your sex life could be like if both you andyour older man get a good night’s rest.
The point of this study isn’t necessarily that more sleep is better, but rather that you should be getting an adequate amount of sleep each night in order to maintain a healthy sex life. Put the other way, insufficient sleep can result in decreased sexual arousal for women. Plus, what have you got to lose? Getting enough sleep can not only improve the sex in your age gap relationship, but it has a wealth of other health benefits, too. “I think the take-home message should not be that more sleep is better, but that it is important to allow ourselves to obtain the sleep that our mind and body needs,” explained the study’s lead author.
Depra, D., “More Sleep Equals More Sex For Women, Says New Study,” Tech Times web site, March 21, 2015; http://goo.gl/CGoCH7.