Sex + a Nap = the Snap!
An afternoon quickie followed by a snooze? It’s a health-boosting combo.
Leave it to country music star Carrie Underwood to combine the two best damn things that go down in the bedroom – sex and napping – into the latest pleasure-seeking trend: the Snap! (At least, that’s what coined it in a recent interview with E!) Not only does this back-to-back lazy Sunday (or any day) activity sound ideal, but science proves it has some mind-body benefits.
When you’re connecting with your partner, your cortisol (or stress hormone) levels decrease and feel-good chemicals, like oxytocin and dopamine, increase – all of which relaxes your mind and sets you up for a snooze, says women’s health specialist Saralyn Mark, MD