MUENSTER, Germany (Web Desk) – Usually migraines are dealt with by dimming the lights, removing any noises or distractions and lying down in bed until they pass.

However a team of neurologists from the University of Muenster, Germany, have found a far more effective way of getting rid of a severe headache, and it involves sex.

Having sex can lead to “partial or complete relief” of headaches and migraines, their study suggests.

The researchers even found that sex is more effective at fighting off headaches than the typical over-the-counter painkiller.

The researchers believe the release of endorphins which accompany sex could be responsible for shooing away the pain.

A significant majority of participants who took part in this study said that their migraines felt better after making love, with one in five saying their head pain had completely vanished.

“Our results show that sexual activity during a migraine attack might relieve or even stop an attack in some cases, and that sexual activity in the presence of headache is not an unusual behavior,” the researchers told the Mail Online.

“Sex can abort migraine and cluster headache attacks, and sexual activity is used by some patients as acute headache treatment.”