Hvordan oppleves seksuell aktivitet å påvirke søvn

Det er mangel på studier som undersøker hvordan seksuell aktivitet oppleves å påvirke søvn, til tross for forestillinger om betydelige kjønnsforskjeller angående dette tema.
Forskere fra Universitetet i Bergen, Nasjonal kompetansetjeneste for søvnsykdommer og Universitetet i Stavanger har i denne studien undersøkt hvordan seksuell aktivitet med en annen person, med eller uten orgasme, og hvordan onani, med og uten orgasme, påvirket søvnlatens og søvnkvalitet. 1080 personer besvarte et skriftlig spørreskjema med spørsmål om ulike seksuelle aktiviteter påvirket søvnen. Forfatterne konkluderer blant annet med at seksuell aktivitet med orgasme ble oppfattet som positivt for søvn hos begge kjønn, mens det ved seksuell aktivitet uten orgasme var ulike resultater mellom kjønnene.

A national survey on how sexual activity is perceived to be associated with sleep

Ståle Pallesen, Siri Waage, Eirunn Thun, Cecilie Schou Andreassen, Bjørn Bjorvatn

Studien er publisert i Sleep and Biological Rhythms

There is a paucity of studies investigating how sexual activity is perceived to influence sleep, despite conceptions about significant gender differences regarding this issue. In all, 4000 persons, aged between 18 and 55 years, were randomly drawn from the Norwegian Population Registry and invited to participate in a postal survey. The respondents were asked how sexual activity with another person, with or without orgasm, and how masturbation, with and without orgasm, influenced sleep latency and sleep quality. A total of 1080 persons participated (response rate 28.2%) of which 56.1% were women. The mean age of the sample was 38.7 years (SD = 10.8). Sexual activity with an orgasm was perceived to have a soporific effect by both men and women. Sexual activity with another person, with an orgasm, was perceived to have a relatively stronger effect on men compared to women in terms of sleep quality. Sexual activity without an orgasm was by men reported to have a sleep impairing effect, whereas the perceived effect reported by women was equivocal. Sexual activity with orgasms was perceived as having a soporific effect in both men and women. Sexual activity without an orgasm had an equivocal perceived effect on sleep.