Sleep and Sex can often be a barometer of your overall health.
Most people who have sleep struggles are aware that it affects many aspects of daily life. However, did you know that it also affects your sex life as well?
A large percentage of people with sleep apnea are undiagnosed However, there is a lot of data that can help those with sleep apnea get a better night’s rest as well as improve their sex lives.
In 2002, a study was done at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology which proved the fact that male patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea experience decreased libido and sexual activity. Not only does the lack of sleep affect their libido, but it was also found that those who suffer from sleep apnea secrete lower levels of testosterone. However, men are not the only people who suffer from sleep apnea. A study performed in 2011 focused on women with sleep apnea, and found that their scores on the Female Sexual Function Index indicated that they were at a higher risk for having sexual difficulties.
You could have probably guessed by this point that lack of sleep affects your libido. In men, lack of sleep attributes to dramatically reduced levels of testosterone, as discovered by scientists at the University of Chicago. This without a doubt contributes to a decreased sex drive. Additionally, lack of sleep leads to reduced sex drive in women as well. A study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine focuses on the effects of sleep deprivation on women, and found that obtaining sufﬁcient sleep is important to the promotion of healthy sexual desire and genital response.
Clearly, lack of sleep leads to decreased sexual desire among both genders.
We’ve all probably heard that it’s bad to use electronics before bed-the light messes up our bodies and prevents us from getting a good night’s sleep, almost to the equivalence of the way drugs affects our sleep. However, now it is recommended to turn off your electronics before bed to benefit your sex life as well. Durex has launched a new campaign based off their most recent research to urge people to shut off their electronics in order to help their romantic lives in the bedroom. Take a look:
It’s as simple as that: just TURNING OFF your electronics can greatly benefit bedroom romance.
Our communication is greatly suffering because of technology, and it is crucial to have face to face intimate moments with your partner/spouse.
So please “Turn off to turn on.” It's also good for a sleep hygiene and healthy sleep habits.
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