Losing your sex drive due to poor sleep?

According to several studies, poor sleep is a top contributor to a low libido for both men and women. Being tired is the most common reason that woman give not having sex with their partner. A recent survey that being tired overtook headaches as the top reason.

If you're not getting the right amount of quality sleep, your sex life may be suffering because of it.

Below are two reasons why poor sleep leads to lower sex drive:

Sleep deprivation can lead to a decrease in sex hormones.

The body can become stressed due to lack of sleep. The brain starts to suppress the production of sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone and create more cortisol which is a stress hormone. The change in hormone levels can lead to decreased sex drive.

Sleep deprivation can lower your libido and make it difficult to get aroused.

Lowering your sex hormones decreases your libido , which is actually lowering your interest in sex. When that happens, it makes it hard for your body to respond to a physical response of sexual stimulation because of your lack of interest to begin with.

What can you do to get better sleep every day? Fortunately, there are several ways to improve your sleep: Here a few easy tips to consider.

1.Try your best to sleep and wake up during consistent times.

Your body’s Circadian Rhythm functions on a set pattern or loop which align themselves with sunrise and sunset. A specific study from PubMed Central showed that participants whose patterns that are irregular and went to bed abnormally late on weekends disclosed they had poor sleep.

Melatonin provides a signal to your brain to sleep. Disrupting your sleep consistency can change your Circadian Rhythm and alter your levels of melatonin which can cause poor sleep or sleep deprivation.

2. Keep your room temperature set

Keeping your body comfortable is a key to getting proper sleep so it’s important to keep your body and room temperature at a comfortable temperature. 70 degrees F seems is a comfortable temperature for many people, but it depends on the person. Start there and see what works best for you.

 3. Take a relaxing bath or shower at night

One of the most popular ways to start winding down at night is taking a relaxing bath or shower. Studies indicate that taking a shower at night can help overall sleep quality and can help fall you fall asleep faster as well.  If a full bath or show at night is not for you, try putting your feet in hot water. This can also help you start relaxing for a good night’s slight.

If a quality sex life is important to you and you are not getting quality sleep, it can be a part of the problem. Hopefully the information in this article is a helpful resource to getting back on track.  

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