Is it permitted for couples to have relations in the daytime if they are tired in the evenings?

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    Why is the assumption that they can't? That may make this a better question.
    – andrewmh20
    Sep 14, 2014 at 0:50
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    Is it permitted to have relations in the evening if they are tired in the day? What if they had chicken for dinner? But what if it's partly cloudy?
    – Double AA
    Sep 14, 2014 at 0:55
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    Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/22092
    – msh210
    Sep 14, 2014 at 5:04
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    ....keep in mind that Mi Yodeya is not really a place for practical halachic advice -- any information you get here should be treated as if it came from a crowd of your friends....
    – MTL
    Sep 14, 2014 at 5:42
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    @DoubleAA I'm trying to say make your criticism constructive and phrase it in such a way that it encourages better questions, and doesn't sound like you're making fun of the person. Andrew's comment is constructive without coming across as snarky. Sep 14, 2014 at 17:11

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We learn in Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 240:11 סימן רמ - איך יתנהג האדם בתשמיש מטתו:

אָסוּר לְשַׁמֵּשׁ בַּיּוֹם, אֶלָּא אִם כֵּן הוּא בַּיִת אָפֵל

One is forbidden to have relations during the day unless it's a dark room.

From this we see that in a darkened room you may have relations during the day. There is no prerequisite for the daytime to be more convenient.

BTW: In Shulchan Aruch Even haEzer 25:5 סימן כה - לגדר גדר שלא להרבות בתשמיש, וכיצד יתנהג בשעת תשמיש we learn:

אָסוּר לְשַׁמֵּשׁ מִטָּתוֹ בַּיּוֹם, שֶׁעַזּוּת פָּנִים הִיא לוֹ

That a person is forbidden to have relations during the day. However, there's a note there to see the Halacha in Orach Chaim.

  • The Talmud (Niddah 17a as understood by Rashi) praises people who, due to being tired at night and not enjoying the experience, have relations during the day time.
    – Double AA
    Feb 4, 2016 at 6:10

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