Are you bored of your sex life? Or wondering why you feel so drained and uninterested after last night's rough-n-tumble? The reason is not what you think it is.
A recent survey of 1000 healthy and active men and women discovered that the best time to have sex is not at night.
Instead, you will reap major rewards if you switch to a morning routine at around 7.30 A.M.
The study, conducted by Forza Supplements, a leading company in the weight loss and wellbeing industry, was trying to find out the best time for various activities we popularly engage in throughout the day. And their findings were oddly satisfying.
According to the survey on sexual activities, couples who engaged in sex in the morning around an hour after waking up had the best sex lives.
Because of two reasons.
One, we are well rested after a good night's sleep, which increases our stamina and improves our focus on our partner during sex.
And two, the rush from our body's feel-good hormones (endorphins) released after sex keeps up our energy level and happiness throughout the day.
But that's not all the survey found out.
The Myth Of Waking Up Early
According to the survey participants, the best time to wake up is at 6.45 A.M in the morning.
But since it is widely known that our population is divided into night owls and morning larks, we suggest you take this point with a bit of salt.
That means if you enjoy the peace after midnight and hate waking up early, you should adjust your internal clock according to your personality type.
The Best Time To Work Out Is In The Morning
The survey confirmed what fitness freaks and health studies have been saying all along: Working out in the morning is truly the best time to lose those extra calories.
In fact, the best time for cardio is before 7 AM.
This is because working out on an empty stomach after a long fasting period during sleep takes advantage of your body's hormone cycle:-
Not only is testosterone at its peak in the morning (which is great for building muscles), the insulin sensitivity of your body is also at its best, which allows you to optimally absorb and distribute the nutrients you get from your breakfast later on in the day.
Furthermore, working out early increases your body's metabolism, which keeps those pesky layers of fat burning throughout the day.
The Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner Club!
If you chop up your day, you will realize that we spend more time eating and sleeping every 24 hours than we spend on any other activity. So it makes sense why this section was major in the Forza survey.
According to the results, it is best to eat lunch 4 hours after breakfast (around 12.15 P.M), and dinner at 6 P.M in the evening.
This not only distributes your calorie intake evenly throughout the day, but also allows you to digest your food properly and sleep in peace at night.
Furthermore, eating dinner at 6 gives you 12 hours of solid fasting time, which is perfect for your fitness goals.
And if you want to have a glass of wine (or whisky) with your food, it's best to have it at dinner time too since it gives your liver sufficient time to recover before bed.
The Best Time To Snooze At Night
The survey validated another truth that the medical community has known for quite some time now.
The truth that you need at least 8 hours of sleep to recharge your brain and function properly throughout the day.
That's why it is best to go to bed by 10 P.M at night as it allows your sleep cycle to work optimally.
But remember: If you are a night owl, you need to adjust this time according to your internal clock.
In fact, if you are a teenager, you need at least 10 hours to gain the same benefits. So if your parents tell you to get up early next time, remember to show them this article.
But that's not all.
If you usually like to sleep in on Sundays, then you might want to rethink that strategy again.
Overextending your sleep time will always reset your internal clock, which (coupled with the stress of going back to work on Monday) is the main reason why most people get insomnia on Sunday nights.
An Easy Timetable Just For You
We know that reading through this article may not be everyone's cup of tea. So we decided to put it all in one place and created the following infographic to make it easy for you.