Not just sleepwalking or talking, there are some people who are having 'sleep sex', revealed a British survey by Guy Meadows of The Sleep School and Bensons for Beds, Britain's leading bed supplier. The condition is called as 'sexomnia' where a person engages in sexual activity during sleep. The study suggested that one in 10 Britons has sleep sex.
For the study, the researchers looked at the sleeping habits of 13,000 adults across Britain. They also found that one in 10 people went to the toilet while they were asleep. The team revealed that one in seven admitted to experiencing sleep paralysis and one in 10 even stopped breathing. The study revealed that while sleepwalking, 16% of people have eaten light snacks.
When women experience sleep sex, they typically exhibit 'sexual vocalizations' and masturbation; while men would engage in fondling and intercourse. Those who suffer from 'sexomnia' also show other kinds of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and sleep deprivation. One cause of 'sexomnia' is a sleep-related epilepsy that can cause an individual to experience sexual arousal, pelvic thrusting and orgasms.
People now a days lead hectic and busy lifestyles. It can be hard to really switch off before bed and as this research reveals, sleep can often be disrupted by restlessness. The researchers further added that eating and drinking certain foods and drinks such as alcohol before sleep can act as a stimulant and prevent people from achieving a sound sleep.