Here's how sleep can improve your libido

What if lack of sleep, or on the contrary sleeping in late, had a direct link to your libido?

Do you want to sleep more to get more out of your partner? After exploring this new study by experts, you'll enjoy staying under the covers even more.

No sleep, no libido?

Your days are exhausting, your nights far too short, and your libido is directly affected by this vicious circle. As a result, your relationship could face some problems with desire and connection. To solve this dilemma, which is experienced by many men and women, a study recently published in the Journal of Sexual Medicinefound that you simply have to change your sleeping habits.

After interviewing 171 women about their sleep habits over a 14-day period, the experts assessed the length and quality of sleep the participants had on a single night. The next step was to investigate the level of sexual desire experienced by these same women the following day. The researchers' result is clear: for each additional hour of sleep, a woman's libido can increase by 14%. Moreover, these same women had more pleasure during sex than those who slept less.

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Less sleep, more sex...

On the other hand, not getting enough sleep can have immediate and opposite repercussions, as confirmed by the lead author of the study, Dr David Kalmbach:

The influence of sleep on sexual desire and arousal has received little attention in the field, but these results indicate that insufficient sleep can reduce sexual desire and arousal in women.

On the male side, however, according to a survey by the Better Sleep Council, 58% of men would rather have sex than sleep. This obviously leads to some uncomfortable situations, as many of this 58% admitted to falling asleep during sex. To conclude the study, a doctor from the University of Michigan Medical said:

I think the take-home message should not be that more sleep is better, but that it is important to allow ourselves to get the sleep our minds and bodies need.

This article was translated from Gentside FR.

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