I saw the research piece on Mailonline website, and thought it made an interesting read, especially for married women who take offence at their man dozing off after what they must have thought was a wow time in bed. Well, scientists are saying you can not blame them. Keep reading to know why.
It is no secret that many men nod off straight
after sex ,and for their female partners, the loud buzz
of snoring after a passionate encounter is practically guaranteed to sour the mood.
But now scientists (whom I believe are men trying to make up an excuse.lol)
might well have given men
the perfect excuse for feeling drowsy: they just can't help
Experts conducted research which involved
scanning the brains of men during and after orgasm.
In the case of the latter, they found that the
cerebral cortex - which plays a vital role in attention, consciousness and
perceptual awareness - shut down almost immediately after orgasm.
Serge Stoleru, a French government scientist,
said that the research offers the 'first hints' of what happens in the brain
He told the Sunday Times: 'For women, it seems
to be different.
'They don't seem to have such a strong
refractory period and may be asking for more when their partners just want a
The study also showed that the brain switched
off almost all sexual desire after orgasm.
And as well as this, men have a further reason
for feeling drowsy: their brains become flooded with sleep-inducing chemicals
such as serotonin after they have had sex.
Earlier studies have also suggested that men
aren't to blame for wanting to take a well-earned break after sex.
In 2005, research found the blood rush after
climax depletes the muscles of energy-producing glycogen.
And because men typically have higher muscle
density than women, they become more tired after sex.
Dr Neil Stanley, director of sleep at the
University of Surrey, said that men were not completely at fault.'As frustrating as it is for most women that
their male partners just roll over and fall asleep after sex, men aren't entirely to blame,' he
'Humans are the only animals in which sleep
and sex are linked and while often seen as just a poor excuse, there are
scientific reasons why men feel tired after sex.'
The survey showed the majority of men did feel
more relaxed straight after sex.Eighty per cent of men said they felt able to
drift off without any problems after making love, compared with just 46 percent
of women.They were amongst 10,000 adults surveyed by
organisers of The Vitality Show, Europe's largest health and beauty
exhibition.The survey also found 48 per cent of men had
actually fallen asleep during the act itself.And whilst scientists might have rescued men
from a telling off for sleeping straight after orgasm, it seems perhaps
understandable that the latest research won't do the same for those who doze
before reaching climax.