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Groundbreaking New Study Shows Sex and a Book Will Help You Sleep Better

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Groundbreaking New Study Shows Sex and a Book Will Help You Sleep Better

Or just kill two birds with one stone and grab a copy of 50 Shades of Grey.

By Jillian Lucas

In news that is clearly earth-shattering and mind-blowing, a new study out of the UK has proven that having sex and reading a book before bed (not at the same time, I would hope) are the keys to getting a better night sleep.

Unfortunately, the average British female gets less than seven hours of sleep a night, due to stress and family and reading emails (98 percent said it's the emails that keep them up the most). But a whopping 55 percent of women studied agreed that reading a great book before bed helps lull you into a deep slumber, with 17 percent of women saying it's sex that does the trick to get the melatonin flowin'.

Besides the "duh" factor of the study, British officials researched the key factors in what are detrimental to a healthy night's sleep, with work and family hitting the top of the list. With 48 percent and 34 percent of women claiming work worries and money, respectively, are the reason they can't get a sufficient night's sleep, it seems this study has actually proven one thing: we all need to relax a little more before crawling under the sheets.

So, pick up a good book or get laid, or kill two birds with one stone and grab a copy of 50 Shades of Grey. Either way, make sure you get all eight hours of sleep. You need to look your best for morning sex.

[The Daily Mail]

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