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Suffering From a Low Sex Drive? Here’s How Sleep Can Help (And Why It Impacts Women Even More)

Posted by Dr Sleep for Moon Mattress on

Sleep and sex: the two things we use our bedrooms for–but is it possible that poor sleeping habits, deprivation, or even a sleep disorder like sleep apnea are killing your sex drive?

Believe it or not, most Australians are both sleep…and sex deprived. One in three of us get less than the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep per night.

Sex, like sleep, has numerous health benefits, from helping us feel more connected with our partners, to supporting a stronger immune system and even giving us more energy.

It does not take a rocket scientist to understand how poor sleep can hamper your love life. If you are exhausted, it is hard to get in the mood — and even if you are in the mood, you might be simply too tired to follow through on your desire.

This is especially true for women. There are several reasons why women have a harder time getting consistent, quality sleep than men, including fluctuations in hormones and being more likely to tend to young children in the middle of the night. Other factors, like pregnancy and menopause, can also make it more difficult for women to get a full night of sleep.

Now that you know just how much sleep affects your sex life, here are my top three easy steps to get better sleep– and improve your libido in the process.

Prioritise Sleep. We are all busy, but setting a sleep schedule, the way you would schedule work or working out, is your first step to better sleep and sex. Adults should aim for about 7.5 hours of sleep each night.

Turn Down the Temperature. Especially a concern during hot summer months, you need to make sure your bedroom stays cool; the ideal is around 20 degrees. Staying cool at night helps the body fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Block Out Noise. Do not let a noisy neighbour get in the way of great sleep. If you are having a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep at night because of loud noises, you may want to consider downloading a white noise app.

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 By creating a comfortable sleep environment and making sure you spend enough time in bed, you give yourself a better chance of avoiding a diminished sex drive, no matter your age. If you have noticed your sex drive has gone south lately, please take account of your sleep quality and how it could be a prime factor.

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