Winter heat is not limited to the furnace and fireplace. To get through the coldest and darkest days, Americans turn to their bedrooms for the best winter sleep and sex.
A survey by the Better Sleep Council found that 48% of respondents said they spend more time in bed in winter. Why is this? It gets dark very early. Sixty-four percent (64%) of respondents said that the early sunsets and switch to standard time make them want to stay in bed.
Revive your Intimacy
It’s already 9 p.m., and you are already in bed. It might seem like you’re just trying to keep warm on a cold winter night by spooning up to your partner, but it often turns into steamy sex. It’s a fact. According to University of Texas researchers, the peak time for conception is between November and January.
Responders said, “All that extra lovemaking!” Over three-quarters of respondents (77%) believe winter sex is more enjoyable. People most frequently cited warmth and cuddling as reasons why they think sex is better in winter. The emotional oxytocin boost that comes from intimate contact and the physical benefit of sharing your body heat makes cold-season sex so appealing.
Get some rest
Americans enjoy a lot more winter sex than just sex. 51 percent of Americans will sleep more in winter than in the three other seasons. The most likely people to report getting more sleep are those who have a comfortable bed (36%).
42% of respondents said winter is the best season for sleep, but 10% of those polled felt that winter’s dry winter air and added stress could negatively affect their sleep.
Mary Helen Rogers, vice-president of marketing and communications at the Better Sleep Council, says, “If you are not among the group that sleeps well in winter, you might consider updating your mattress.” Relaxation techniques and room humidifiers can help to reduce the stress that often gets in the way of quality sleep at this time of year.
You can also have sex.
19% of respondents said that winters are longer because they sleep better after falling in love.