Some sleep deeply at night, others talk or even walk during sleep, and some suffer from sexsomnia at night, or as it might be called – sex during sleep.
Usually, when such people wake up from sleep, they do not even realize that they have had sex while sleeping. Experts from the United States Sleep Association say that individuals with sexsomnia moan and fell in love with a person nearby during sleep, whether they are asleep or not. Such behavior often occurs at the deepest stage of sleep, so individuals are not even aware of their behavior until they have been told about it by the other person involved.
The portal medicalnewstoday.com highlights several signs of sexsomnia: rubbing against a person lying nearby, deep breathing and a fast heartbeat, sweating, orgasm, and the like. However, sexsomnia is not classified here as a type of disorder, and such cases are extremely rare.
What are the causes of sexomnia?
The most important reason could be that today’s people are very lonely. Experts explain that more and more people live in big cities, technology is increasing the distance between people, which can make many feel very lonely, even in a relationship with the other half. Another reason could be that people are not in contact with nature or other people.
Sexomnia can be associated with erotic dreams.
Experts say that sex during sleep can by no means be called a disease, adding that ” we each have our own uniqueness .”
People who experience sexsomnia also share their experiences on the US Sleep Association website. One man finds that the best solution was to sleep alone. “A single bed is a great solution,” the man writes. “However, if you still want to sleep with your partner, it is best for the other to get out of bed when this begins.”
Another woman says she has been married for ten years and is raising three children with her husband. At night, her husband suffers from sexsomnia, so his wife is thinking about divorce. “Of course he apologizes for his actions, but sex without my consent annoys me,” the woman writes. “I don’t want to live like that anymore. I think he’s some kind of pervert that forces me to do that. “
Frequent viewing of pornography is often cited as a reason.
Men, with too much imagining in their heads, often masturbate and find it difficult to get an erection later. Experts recommend seeking help from a professional, giving up masturbation and watching pornography
Sexsomnia was first discussed only after the 2000s. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry published data from researchers at the Universities of Ottawa and Toronto who said sexsomnia was a form of menstruation.
The researchers observed eleven cases of sexsomnia. One of the subjects, a thirty-five-year-old man, stated that he dreams of extremely realistic erotic dreams at night. He claimed that he had no idea what sex he was having in his dreams, but later learned that his wife was actually lying next to him.
One of the subjects dreaming was extremely harsh and almost suffocated his beloved. Sexsomnia was only officially diagnosed in 2013. According to foreign sources, people are often ashamed to admit such actions and turn to specialists, therefore such cases are often not identified.