Scumbag science has been on the warpath recently trying to take away the things we love (strawberries, not moving, Jamie Dornan, the whole Fifty Shades franchise, etc.), but for once, it's not being a jerk. In fact, now it's encouraging you to sleep more so you can have more sex. Cool!
According to a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, every extra hour spent catching zzzs increases the likelihood of sexual activity the next day by 14 percent.
"The influence of sleep on sexual desire and arousal has received little attention in the field, but these findings indicate that insufficient sleep can decrease sexual desire and arousal for women," said Dr. David Kalmbach, lead author of the study, in a press release. "I think the take-home message should not be that more sleep is better, but that it is important to allow ourselves to obtain the sleep our mind and body needs."
Sold. The only part I'm not clear on is what kind of schedule you'd have to be on. Is it like an every-other-day thing? Do you have to take turns? It's like a nine-hour minimum, right? (Call me, Dr. Kalmbach—I need answers.)
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