Does Masturbation Help with Sleep
A lot of people consider masturbation a taboo and prefer not to speak about it. But it is a fact that a lot of people masturbate on regular basis. It is also no surprise that masturbation has some health benefits as well on mind and body.
For example, it is a popular belief that masturbation helps you sleep better. Although, so far there hasn’t been a study that explains the association, healthcare providers believe that masturbation releases stress and induces relaxation that improves the quality of your sleep.
Scientifically, orgasms due to sex or masturbation releases oxytocin and dopamine – the key neurotransmitters that induces the feeling of satisfaction and happiness. Masturbation also releases endorphins that are neurotransmitters with a sedating and pain-relieving effect.
Besides improving sleep, masturbation has other health benefits too:
- It improves image of self and boost confidence
- Improves stress, tension and other mental health issues
- Improves the quality of sexual relationships especially if couples have disproportional libidos
Should I masturbate if I am having difficulty in falling asleep?
Insomnia or difficulty sleeping is a recognized health issue and should be addressed seriously. If you are experiencing recurrent bouts of insomnia, you should speak to a registered healthcare professional to identify the cause of insomnia so proper treatment options can be employed.
Besides masturbation, some other remedies that can help with sleep are massages, exercise and diet modification.
Is there anything like Too Much Masturbation?
There is no recommended frequency of masturbation. You can masturbate once a day, once a week or once a year. However, if you feel that your masturbation habits are affecting the quality of your sexual relationships or your health, schedule an appointment with your doctor.
If you are experiencing symptoms of erectile dysfunction, schedule an appointment with Dr. Elist to see what options are best for you.