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Sleep Deprivation Is Putting Intimacy to Sleep

Sleep Deprivation Is Putting Intimacy to Sleep

It is a known fact that most American adults do not get enough sleep; in fact, 1 in 3 are sleep deprived, which affects many areas of their daily life. How does sleep deprivation impact their sex life? To put it bluntly, humans sleep and have sex in the same location – the bedroom.

Sleep deprivation and no sex can also have common causes, which are stress and anxiety. This lack of sleep leads to sexual problems and at the same time lack of sex leads to sleep problems.

So, odds are, if you get a good night's sleep, then you are more likely to have better a sex life.

Laurie Mintz, a professor of psychology at the University of Florida is also a sex educator and researcher, who has published studies on self-help books and their purpose in enhancing sexual functioning. Her first book, A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex was written to help women who are too tired to be interested in sex, and she still continues to research how sleep affects sex among women. 

Sex is more important than you think. Here are just a few reasons to find ways to improve your sex life.

Everyone is aware that a sexual attraction is essential when it comes to relationships. But did you know that there are significant medical benefits to sex?

Here's why you may want to consider spending more time in the bedroom:

  • It’s a great stress reliever. Sex makes you forget about the stress of your day and some experts even claim that regular sex enables you to handle stress better.
  • Sex will help you live longer. It is a proven fact that having an orgasm every 24 hours keeps the levels of oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone flowing. Regular sex improves cardiovascular health, reduces risks of prostate cancer and helps minimize osteoporosis.
  • You burn 144+ calories per half-hour when you get down and dirty. Studies prove that sex is an excellent workout for your body.
  • After great sex, don’t you sleep better? Sex causes a drop-in body temperature and induces a deep sleep. It’s not a good idea to exercise just before you go to sleep, but sex is an exception.
  • Having time together with your partner gives you a boost in self-esteem.

Studies prove that sex is medically beneficial, but how can your sex life be improved with better sleep? Read on to find out!