But now we have even further evidence as a new research study has been completed.
This study, which was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, analyzed 2,568 men and 1,376 women (all 50 years or older) for one year.
What did the study find?
For women, the study reported that moderate and low sleep quality was associated with increased arousal problems as well as difficulties reaching orgasm.
In men, moderate sleep quality was associated with erectile dysfunction. In addition, men who slept longer than optimally reported problems achieving orgasms.
Why is sleep causing these problems in men and women?
Well, there are probably several reasons. Some of which we may not even be aware of. But there are two key reasons:
First of all, lack of sleep makes you tired, sluggish, and with less energy. In this state, your first objective is to get sleep. Not having sex. Therefore, your body will normally be less interested in sex when you are sleep deprived.
And secondly, it is during sleep that your body produces the hormone testosterone. This is the hormone that controls, regulates and supports sexual functions. With inadequate testosterone levels, it is almost impossible to function sexually.
So what is the takeaway: Get enough sleep!
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