Why Guys Fall asleep after Sex

Ever wonder why your man falls asleep immediately after sex? Well, Science of course has an explanation for this…

This answer is provided by Melinda Wenner of Scienceline,

Although women sometimes feel sleepy after sex, the phenomenon does seem to be more pronounced in men. What is it, then, that spirals them into the land of nod?

why do men fall asleep after sex

First, the obvious reasons for sex’s somnolent sway: the act frequently takes place at night, in a bed, and is, after all, physically exhausting (often more so for the man than the woman, although this could vary). So when sex is over, it’s natural for a guy to feel sleepy.

Secondly, there is the biochemistry of the orgasm itself. Research shows that during ejaculation, men release a cocktail of brain chemicals, including norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, nitric oxide (NO), and the hormone prolactin. The release of prolactin is linked to the feeling of sexual satisfaction, and it also mediates the “recovery time” which is the time a guy must wait before “giving it another go.”

why  men fall asleep after sex

Prolactin levels are naturally higher during sleep, and animals injected with the chemical become tired immediately. This suggests a strong link between prolactin and sleep, so it’s likely that the hormone’s release during orgasm causes men to feel sleepy.

Other chemicals released during orgasm which are associated with sleep are Oxytocin (which is also linked to stress reduction and relaxation)  and Vasopressin.

SO my lovely ladies you had just better get used to your man falling asleep after you give him some good loving, it’s science… I know you wanna cuddle and talk to him but girl, you know that ain’t gonna happen. Let him sleep, and talk or cuddle when he’s up and recovered

Have a sexy day 🙂


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