People are very tired these days. Studies show that well over half the population is chronically tired. And while we rally to do the things we have to do – work, childcare, getting dinner on the table – it is everything else that suffers.
The National Sleep Foundation found that 1 in 4 Americans claim to be too tired to have sex. Too tired to have sex?? How sad.
I can certainly understand that we work hard and we have a lot of stress in our lives, but certainly the joy and release that comes with sex is worth rallying for. If you’re feeling too tired for sex, a few tips:
- Turn off the TV – binge watching is approaching epidemic proportions. The average american watches 5 hours of TV a day. Firstly, it probably means you’re staying up to late watching TV; but it also means you’re spending a hell of a lot of time with the boob tube.. the worn type of boob to be fixating on (very bad pun… sorry)
- Just say yes – you sometimes need to rally a bit to initiate sex. I think it was Newton who said that the natural tendency of a body at rest is to stay at rest (he was talking laws of inertia, but it applies here as well. Newton had a wicked sex life). And once you commit, no matter how tired you are, chances are you’ll enjoy it
- Get your exercise and eat well. Nothing makes you feel more energized than a (reasonably) healthy diet and regular physical activity.
- Understand that sex begets sex. Once you start having more sex, it tends to propagate. So, just start.
So, get off the couch and into the bed.. but don’t fall asleep.