How Common is Having Sex While Sleeping?

Sleeping Woman

Sleeping Woman

Sleepwalking is no laughing matter. And neither is sleep sex.

Sexsomnia occurs when one partner engages in sexual activity with a secondary partner in his or her bed. According to a 2010 study, the disorder occurs in around 8% of patients with a sleep disorder. It occurs more frequently in men (11%) than in women (4%).

The study also notes that less than 1% of the study’s 832 participants mentioned this to their doctors. This could be due to potential embarrassment, but if you’re suffering, it’s a good idea to speak up.

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