Since the inception of sexuality, many reasons have been given why men sleep just immediately after sex; with ‘they are selfish’ point topping the list of reasons, many need to know the real reasons why this has been prominent with men.
Although sex has been referred to as one of the most enjoyable things between a man and woman, the woman race has been on the search to know why men nods straight to sleep after a good sex. With most women thinking ”dropping” straight into sleep by their men is a complete negative phenomena, the general notion has been that men are actually selfish to sleep immediately not minding how their mates feel about it.
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Although men argue that the nature of sleeping immediately after sex is due to tiredness from its rigors, Scientists have however found a good argument for men by confirming that ”men sleep after sex because they just cannot help it”. In a recent publication by Punch, it has been ascertained that men sleep after sex because they have little power over their bodies at that point in time, hence, not being able to stay awake after the whole rigor of sex.
Scientists have said that men really do need to sleep after sex when they climax because their brains become flooded with sleep-inducing chemicals such as oxytocin, serotonin and prolactin. Also, the blood rush after the climax depletes the muscles of energy-producing glycogen and because men typically have higher muscle density than women, they become more tired after sex.
A research made it known that after sex, a man’s cerebral cortex, which is the ‘thinking’ area, shuts down almost immediately after orgasm, in which two other areas, the cingulate cortex and amygdale make the rest of the brain to deactivate from sexual desire. This successive sexual behavior has however been linked to only humans alone according to research.
However it has been said that wives can talk to their partners about how they feel after sex, urging their husbands to dedicate few minutes for them immediately after sex, so as to help enhance the sleeping nature of their husbands after sex. According to a Consultant Psychologist, Prof. Toba Elegbeleye, said sex takes a lot of energy to complete and that there is tendency for the brain and the entire system to want to rest when such intense energy is exhibited. He also made it known that the location where the sexual activity takes place also has a way of affecting the man. In his words: “When you indulge in sex, which usually takes place at night when people sleep naturally, it comes with a level of intensity that involves all your energy and whatever you can muster to make it have a shaking effect, after which the multi-nerve ends are relaxed. This makes people sleep easily.
“It also depends on where you do it. Usually, if it is a legal encounter, which takes place in your own bedroom where you are comfortable, you might sleep, which is different from when you do it in your car or somewhere else under duress, that is not so comfortable.
“Another factor that could aid sleeping well after sex is eating good food prior to the act because you may not be able to do it well if you are hungry and the body entertains only one urge at a time and hunger is as strong an urge and a drive as sex is. Other factors could be to have a pleasant room atmosphere with a good bed and if there is no thought of threatening financial burden or security issues in mind.”