Sleep walking, sleep talking, and even sleep driving are all types of sleep disorders you may have heard of before. You may have even experienced one or more yourself. One sleep disorder you might not be as familiar with is sleep sex, or sexsomnia. Sexsomnia, like sleepwalking , is a type of parasomnia. Parasomnia is the result of your brain being caught between sleep stages. People with sexsomnia experience sleep-related sexual behavior.
Objective: The main aim of this study was to explore the perceived relationship between sexual activities, sleep quality, and sleep latency in the general adult population and identify whether any gender differences exist. Seven-hundred and seventy-eight participants females, males; mean age Statistical Analyses: Chi square analyses were conducted to examine if there were any gender differences between sexual activities [i. Conclusions: Orgasms with a partner were associated with the perception of favorable sleep outcomes, however, orgasms achieved through masturbation self-stimulation were associated with the perception of better sleep quality and latency. These findings indicate that the public perceive sexual activity with orgasm precedes improved sleep outcomes.
To formulate the first classification of sleep related disorders and abnormal sexual behaviors and experiences. A computerized literature search was conducted, and other sources, such as textbooks, were searched. Kleine-Levin syndrome 78 cases and parasomnias 31 cases were most frequently reported. Parasomnias and sleep related seizures had overlapping and divergent clinical features. Thirty-one cases of parasomnias 25 males; mean age, 32 years and 7 cases of sleep related seizures 4 males; mean age, 38 years were identified.
Sexsomnia , also known as sleep sex , is a distinct form of parasomnia , or an abnormal activity that occurs while an individual is asleep. Sexsomnia is characterized by an individual engaging in sexual acts while in non rapid eye movement NREM sleep. Sexual behaviors that result from sexsomnia are not to be mistaken with normal nocturnal sexual behaviors, which do not occur during NREM sleep. Sexual behaviors that are viewed as normal during sleep and are accompanied by extensive research and documentation include nocturnal emissions , nocturnal erections , and sleep orgasms.