And right now, there’s probably a flood of other activities that are coming to mind that you are doing instead, or more, than just sleeping and having intimate moments.
What’s wrong with doing other things in the bedroom?
We’re glad you asked! Essentially, our brains form associations with places. In the case of the bedroom, if you’re doing anything other than what it’s meant for (sleep and sex), then your mind and body won’t recognize it as a place for rest or intimacy.
So when it’s time to do either of those two things—both of which are very important to our health and wellbeing—it’s challenging to fully immerse ourselves and experience quality sleep or sex. Actually, learning to associate the bedroom with sleep is an approach used in cognitive behavioral therapy to help combat insomnia.
Having multiple distractions or stimuli will interfere both with our ability to get good rest and good sex. And that just doesn’t sound pleasant or ideal! So how can you make sure you are thriving in both of these departments? You need to avoid and eliminate any other distractions.
As Dr. Michael T. Murray states: “Your body and mind should recognize your bedroom as a place of rest and intimacy. By subtracting simple things like devices, outside noise, and adding good hygiene, using your bed for the sole purpose of sleep and sex, can truly improve and benefit your well-being.”
What to avoid doing once you’re in bed