Is Sleep Better Than Sex?

Alien sex or are they sleeping?
Alien sex or are they sleeping?

The short of it is that in a recent poll taken of women, the question was asked and the results were....

What is more important? sex or sleep? They both start with S. Let's look at sex. The anticipation, the endorphins, the sensual touch, soft caressing, gentle probing and licking, intense kissing, the sweat all end in ecstacy, hopefully simultaneously, but more often than not, not! Then, guilt invades and on subsequent attempts, the guilt simply makes matters harder and worse. If it happens enough times, anxiety sets in, truly paralyzing feelings. Couples talk about it, get upset, have feelings hurt, the more times things fail.

If everything is in sync, the whole act culminates to Alpen heights within minutes. The buildup may take much longer, but usually maintaning control gives way to the rushing moment, then, afterwards, its all downhill.

Sleep, on the other hand, is the closest to death one had while being alive. Your body recuperates from the day, you mind may take you far into the past or future in bizarre scenarios that seem to vanish as soon as you awake. You recall bits and pieces, ponder about it or its meaning until the activities of the day simply erase memory of it. Some are very creative. Musicans often cite they are able to create melodies. Like Paul McCartney's " Yesterday". Sleep is a personal refuge from problems. More importantly, sleep will last 5-8 hrs. Everyone needs sleep to survive. Going a few nights without a good sleep will run you down, make you irritable, cut into your drive and many other things. Physically, it makes you look like hell and your mind is "out there".

Most women felt sleep was much more important than sex.

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Jenna Pope 4 years ago from Southern California

Me, too. I'll take 8 hours of pure, uninterrupted sleep anytime.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

The responses to this should be interesting......


Jayfort 4 years ago

Interesting that you would happen to ask that right now. The wife and I have just returned from a long trip. While I'd like to think I'm always up for sex, right now I'm too pooped to pop.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

That is quite funny, Jayfort!


Jayfort 4 years ago

While my energy has got up and left, I still have my sense of humor...such as it is. ;-)


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FGual 4 years ago from USA

Sleep, definitely. I would have avoided a lot of complications if I would have kept on sleeping.


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one2get2no 4 years ago from Olney

As I enjoy who dunits I just had a thought that it would be difficult to set someone up with a beautiful lady and then take pictures of them fast asleep. What's the fun in that! I always sleep much better after sex....now thats a thought..maybe rather than 'is sex better than sleep' it should be 'is sex better for sleep'.


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perrya 4 years ago Author

Another funny comment, FGual! That could lead anywhere! Yes, sex is much better for sleep! Agreed, unless you have to get up again disrupting it/


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DREAM ON 4 years ago

A very interesting hub but I like to think we can combine the best of both worlds great sex then we can both have a wonderful sleep.Great answers and remember we sleep for a lot longer than we have sex.Lets even the playing score and have sex for eight hours equal to the amount of sleep time and see the answers again.

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