A ROMP before bed makes us sleep better, experts say.
About two in three people nod off more quickly and for longer.
A solo sex act has similar benefits but for just half of us.
Researchers said: “Sex followed by orgasm, alone or with a partner, may offer a non-drug alternative for improving sleep.”
It works by affecting hormones that control dozing, the team at Australia’s Central Queensland University reckons.
Brit expert Phillip Hodson added: “Orgasm discharges tension created by frustration, foreplay and fantasy.
Kip lack ‘genetic’
SUFFERING from not enough sleep could be genetic, a study found.
Experts have identified 76 genes linked to how long people kip — up from two known before.
Having one of the “long-sleep” genes extended average shut-eye by only a minute.
But those with most gene variants had up to 22 minutes’ extra kip.
Exeter University and Massachusetts Hospital, US, examined data from 500,000 Brits.
Exeter’s Dr Samuel Jones said it could “aid the discovery of new treatments”.
“And sex is often strenuous — at least for the person doing most of the work.”
The Aussie study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, quizzed 778 adults.
One in three people has problems sleeping at some stage of life, with women and old folk most prone.