Sex And Sleep Will Make You Happier Than Money Ever Could

A new study has found that making more money has very little effect on overall happiness

Reegan Von Wildenradt |

Ever think that you’d be so much happier if you were the guy driving down the street in a car that costs as much as someone’s house? Turns out, if you’re getting quality Zs and have a happy sex life, you’re the one winning, man. A new study has found the top indicators of happiness, and money doesn’t even hit the top five.

The study conducted by researchers from Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research in Great Britain, asked 8,250 people of varying backgrounds to fill out a 60-question survey to determine what it means to “live well.” The questions covered everything — from the state of an individual’s sleep quality, finances, and job security to their relationships with friends, family and their community. And the results? They weren’t what you’d expect.

Related: 7 Things You Do In The Morning That Is Making You Tired

Some of these results should come as little surprise, since we already know that a bad sleep schedule affects your health negatively, but the fact that money doesn’t rank at the top of the list might. In fact, according to Metro, researchers found that those who had good sleep and a sex life they were satisfied with (no, that doesn’t mean loads of sex; although tantra might help) had higher “living well” scores than those people with a high income.

The study found that income had very little impact on a person’s perception of well-being. In fact, a 50 percent increase in disposable income only led to a miniscule increase in a person’s “living well” score.

Related: 23 Cheats To Bulletproof Your Body

That’s not to say we should all just quit our jobs to have sex and sleep all day. Being unemployed, suffering from problems with physical and mental health, and lacking a strong support network were the top three factors that separated those who were struggling from feeling like they were living well. So while income may not be important, job security certainly is.

So what does that mean for you? Granted, this research was done on people living in Great Britain, but the country bears many similarities to ours. Bottom line, if you want to be happier, it’s time to buddy up with that bed in more ways than one and give those relationships in your life some much-needed attention.

Need some tips on heating up the sex  then read, How To Go Deeper During Sex and if you are more adventurous or just need to spice things up try The Best Anal Sex Position For Her Pleasure or this great Sex Position Finder

Originally published on

READ MORE ON: Health news relationships sex and women sex news sleep well-being

Copyright © 2022 Rodale Inc.
Subscribe for notification