Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) describes a condition that causes individuals to lose sleep because they feel the need to move their legs at night. A letter published in the medical journal Sleep Medicine finds that one way to relieve symptoms of RLS may be to partake in some bedtime fun with your partner, according to AOL News.
The letter, penned by Luis Marin and his colleagues at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, outline a specific case of one man who suffered
from RLS, and found that his restlessness was alleviated by climaxing.
“The patient reported that he would get complete relief from RLS symptoms, granting him normal sleep following sexual intercourse or masturbation,” reads the letter.
The researchers’ findings have found some support. Dr. Mark Buchfuhrer, a sleep specialist in California, told the news source that he had encountered almost two dozen patients who have made similar claims.
This isn’t the only study that has linked a good night’s sleep with sex. A survey of doctors conducted by Crampex found that one out of six medical professionals recommended slipping on a condom, slathering on personal lubricant and doing the nasty to aid sleep, according to The Telegraph.