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Medical Reasons Why Men Feel Sleepy After Making Love

No matter what your personality or how well you perform in the bedroom are, men are more likely than women to fall asleep after sex.

The most basic reason for a sleepy companion is biological. Live Science reports that the biochemistry of satisfaction reveals that prolactin, one of a cocktail of brain chemicals released after male discharge, is one of them. Increased levels of the hormone prolactin, which is released by the pituitary gland after sleep, are linked to male sexual desire and the refractory period.

Prolactin and sleep are intertwined in men, and sexual discharge releases a higher amount of prolactin, thus men are more likely to feel tired after a session between the sheets.

Oxytocin, vasopressin, and prolactin are all released during the male discharge. In most cases, these substances contain melatonin, the hormone responsible for controlling our internal clock. Sleep and relaxation occur when all three hormones are present.

It has also been discovered that falling asleep after intimacy is associated with a greater need for connection and affection from one's spouse, according to evolutionary psychologists at the University of Michigan and Albright College in Pennsylvania.

If you've gotten mixed up in all the hormones and evolutionary connections, there's a more fundamental reason why your boyfriend is sleeping like a log after intercourse. Intimacy is most commonly felt in the bedroom and at night. It's only natural to feel tired in the bedroom because of the association our brains have formed between the time we go to sleep and this location. After an affair, both men and women are likely to feel fatigued.

Many people, particularly men, say they feel physically and emotionally fatigued after an intimate encounter. But even if biology can't be beaten, you can manipulate your environment to make it more likely that your partner and yourself will participate in some post-coital conversation.

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