Stomach Sleepers Have Sexier Dreams
At least according to Hong Kong researchers
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2012 3:21 PM CDT
A survey of students revealed a link between sleeping on one's stomach and dreaming erotic scenarios.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Snoozing on your stomach may increase dreams about sex, says a new study. Hong Kong researchers surveyed 670 students, collecting data about sleep postures and dream content and found that stomach sleepers reported more erotic dreams than anyone else. They also described more feelings of "persecution," "being tied up," and "being locked up," reports the Daily Mail. The reason for such reveries? Researchers think it might have something to do with the brain getting less oxygen, which results in the sensation of feeling constricted.

"I believe that the brain during sleep is not at all totally detached from the external world," says the lead researcher, "and stimuli, including those stemming from the environment, are probably incorporated into dream content more often than people observe or are aware of."

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mellamobradley46
Aug 16, 2012 9:57 AM CDT
Mitt Romney has more sex dreams when he is lying on his back...
dawnarun
Aug 12, 2012 7:42 AM CDT
Could also be the sensation of the mattress rubbing against the genitals? I usually have a lot of sex dreams just before and right at the start of my period. I get the most cramping around that time too, so I always assumed it was because of all the activity going on down there.
Riffran
Aug 12, 2012 3:28 AM CDT
well it sure makes it easier to fart.