Have you ever felt too tired to have sex? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.
According to a new in-depth study, women over 50 who sleep less than 7 hours a day are less sexually active than those who do not neglect sleep. The problem worsens with age.
Studies show that sleep disorders affect men as well. Those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition characterized by snoring and difficulty breathing, have a reduced level of sexual activity. Probably because they produce lower testosterone levels. In addition, sleep apnea can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, which is also associated with sexual dysfunction.
Another recent study based on the relationship between sexual activity and sleep in college students confirms its important role in them. Each additional hour of sleep increases libido, improves vaginal lubrication and has a positive effect on tone the next morning. The undeniable fact that a full sleep charges, relaxes and energizes is a very important factor for a good libido.
Lifestyle undoubtedly affects people’s sex lives, experts say.
Diet, physical activity and stress levels are important, but sleep is one of the most important factors affecting sex life.
In many couples, partners use fatigue as an excuse to refuse sex, and this can worsen the relationship.
Sex improves sleep
Sex and sleep are interrelated. To close the loop, the longer we sleep, the more sex we have. And the more sex we have, the better we sleep. The reasons are largely physiological. After orgasm, our body releases a significant amount of oxytocin, which reduces the level of the stress hormone cortisol and causes deep relaxation.
Therefore, to improve our sex life, sometimes it takes something very simple, such as improving our sleep habits.