Skip to content. If you're trying to add more R-rated content to your dreams then you might want to try flipping onto your belly. New research has found that sleeping on your stomach makes you significantly more likely to have sexy dreams. Study participants who spent the night belly-down were much more likely to report sensations of "sex" and, oddly, "persecution" than those who snooze in other positions, reports the New Zealand Herald. Their research suggests the increase in sexy thoughts could be because those who sleep on their stomachs have less oxygen circulating to the brain. The mind then interprets messages of being constricted into erotic dreams.
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In the recent survey of Dr Franceen King, But what actually causes sexual dreams? Is it our desires? Our nature? He interviewed university students, two-thirds of whom were female, and asked them to complete surveys about their dreams. From their results, the researchers concluded that their study did indeed provide circumstantial evidence that dream experiences, and in particular dream content, can be influenced by body posture during sleep. Yu suggests that the increase in sexual thoughts could be due to the fact that people may not get as much air when they sleep on their stomach and this could then makes their unconscious brain think or imagine being constricted as a result of external stimuli. Whilst it is true that sleeping prone can lead to poorer ventalitory responses, the link between lack of oxygen and sex is not a definitive one. Whilst this study is highly interesting, it contains many flaws and its findings should not be regarded as fact. Other outside factors can instead affect our dreams.
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While it is said that eating cheese before bed will give you nightmares, sleeping on your stomach may lead to erotic dreams. A new study revealed that people who sleep on their fronts are significantly more likely to have erotic dreams compared to those who went to sleep in other positions. People who sleep in the prone position reported feeling sensations related to "sex" and "persecution" more frequently than others who slept in other positions. Prone sleepers also reported other racy dream themes like "being tied up," "being locked up" and "being unable to move," according to the new study published in the journal Dreaming. Lead author Calvin Kai-Ching Yu of Shue Yan University in Hong Kong suggests that the increase in sexy thoughts could be because that people don't get as much air when they sleep on their stomach, so it makes their unconscious brain think or imagine being constricted as a result of external stimuli. Researchers interviewed university students, two-thirds of whom were female and asked them to complete surveys about their dreams. Participants were asked to fill out details of how often they dreamt and how intense their dreams were and to identify the themes that came up in their dreams. Participants were also asked to write down how often they slept on their side, face down or face up.
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