December 11, 2023

Does Masturbation Make You Tired?

A lot of people report feeling extremely tired after masturbating. Is it normal to feel drained after masturbating, or is something else going on?

When masturbating, your heart rate increases and you engage in a variety of physical movements. This can make you feel drained, just as it would after any strenuous exercise. Furthermore, you’re also releasing hormones like dopamine and oxytocin during orgasm, which can cause feelings of pleasure but can also contribute to fatigue. In fact, dopamine is one of the chemicals that causes sleepiness, which can explain why some people feel so drained after a masturbation session.

However, the fatigue you feel after masturbation may be less of a negative thing than you think. A 2019 study found that regular self-pleasure actually has positive effects on your sleep quality, making you fall asleep faster and have deeper slumbers throughout the night. This could be because it decreases your stress levels, relieves pain and anxiety and can boost your mood, all of which can help you get better-quality sleep.

If you regularly feel extremely tired after masturbating, it’s important to consider the frequency and duration of your solo sessions. If you do it regularly, or if you engage in compulsive masturbation, this can be a sign of an underlying health condition such as depression or anxiety.

You should always consult with a healthcare provider if you’re experiencing any health concerns. In the meantime, you can try some strategies to improve your energy level after a masturbation session, such as drinking a glass of water or a sports drink, eating a healthy meal and getting plenty of rest.


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