If you’re not a morning person, your early routine probably involves dragging yourself, crumpled and weary from the bed and stumbling towards the kettle – but according to research, having sex in the morning could really set you up for the day.
It may not be high on your list of priorities, but a little morning love-making not only boosts your mood but also strengthens your immune system, reducing your risk of catching a cold or flu and naturally improving hair, skin and nails.
And researchers say those who start the day with an impromptu sex session are healthier and happier than those who begin with tea and toast.
Dr Debby Herbenick, US research scientist and sex advice columnist, told the Daily Mail: “Having sex in the morning releases the feel-good chemical oxytocin, which makes couples feel loving and bonded all day long.
“It makes you stronger and more beautiful too: Morning sex can strengthen the immune system for the day by enhancing your levels of IgA, an antibody that protects against infection.
“And it releases chemicals that boost levels of oestrogen, which improves the tone and texture of your skin and hair.”
There’s no need to worry about whether he’ll be up for it either – according to 28 Days author Gabrielle Lichterman, first thing is when he’s at his peak.
“While he sleeps, the testosterone he’ll use for the upcoming day accumulates. From the time he wakes up, he has a three-hour window when he’s brimming with peak levels.”
So the next time he wakes up with morning glory, why not indulge in some early morning passion – even if you’re mood doesn’t improve, your hair and skin will benefit.