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Sex Before Bed Can Nearly Double Your REM Sleep, Study Reveals

Text Box: •	Sex before bed has been found to increase men’s REM sleep 10% more than women’s
•	Doggy style is the sex position that increases REM sleep the most with participants seeing a 43% increase
•	The lotus position (39%), the eagle (35%) and the bridge (30%)are among the sex positions that increase REM the most
•	However, trying out the corkscrew before bed has been found to decrease REM sleep the most – by 26%
•	Horizonal 69 (22%), the spider (17%)and standing sex (17%)are among the sex positions that will decrease your REM sleep

Sex Before Bed Can Nearly Double Your REM Sleep, Study Reveals

REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement) is seen as the most important stage of our sleep cycle as it stimulates areas of the brain essential for learning and memory. REM should make up around 23% of our sleep.

Intrigued to find out if sex can impact sleep cycles, experts at TheDozyOwl.co.uk conducted a study looking into the impact of different sex positions on our REM sleep. 1,652 participants were asked to wear a sleep monitor to bed after having sex in one designated position. Participants tried out each of the chosen twenty-five popular positions over a three month period, revealing the sex positions that improve our REM sleep the most.*

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