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Lack of Sleep and Loss of Libido

Loss of Libido

For many couples who are experiencing a lack of intimacy, passion and craving to be intimate in their relationship, the culprit could be as simply as a good night’s sleep.

We know that sleep is vital to our health and wellbeing, and the same goes for your sex life. Studies suggest that sleep is directly connected to a man’s testosterone levels and their subsequent variations. There is also even more truth in the fact that as a man gets older, his testosterone levels fluctuate and generally decrease. Elevated levels of testosterone are linked to hair loss, improved blood pressure and help with losing weight. Conversely, insufficient levels testosterone can cause decreased libido, the inability to keep an erection and lack of interest in sex in general.

Sleeping disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep, and not getting enough rest can be particularly damaging to your sex life. While most men will blame this problem on other things: money, work, stress, kids, family duties, etc., the truth is that men who suffer from sleep disorder have a disrupted body clock and decreased libido than those who sleep fine.

Studies show that men who suffer from sleep problems produce unusually low levels of testosterone throughout the night, which results in a decreased libido and can lead to stretches of impotence and lack of sexual desire.

The key to a healthy libido include: living a healthy lifestyle, maintaining a well-balanced, nutritious diet, keeping stress at bay, exercising to keep your heart healthy and most importantly, getting enough sleep.

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