When it comes to sleep, most of us would love a good night’s rest every single night. But sleeping soundly can be difficult for many people, especially those with busy schedules and erratic sleep habits. Getting more shut-eye could be easier than you think. Masturbation may help you get to sleep more easily, thanks to the release of oxytocin, serotonin, vasopressin, and prolactin during orgasm. The hormones can boost your mood, reduce stress levels, and even lower blood pressure. This can be a great way to fall asleep faster at night, and even improve the quality of your sleep.
However, masturbation can also make you tired the day after. This is because you’re releasing energy without a balance. Unless you’re exercising regularly and getting enough zzzs, you’ll feel tired out. If you feel this way, try taking it easy on the masturbation, and focus more on establishing better sleeping habits.
Some people enjoy masturbation as a morning activity because it can act as an energy-booster with the release of oxytocin and serotonin, but also makes them feel less tired in the morning due to the invigorating effects of prolactin. If you don’t feel more alert after masturbating, that could be a sign of underlying issues that need to be addressed. Consider seeing a therapist for help. You can also learn to divert your attention and focus in other ways, like learning a new skill or spending more time with friends and family.