Better sleep leads to better sex lives for women

The Journal of Sexual Medicine reported recently that women who sleep better have healthier sex lives.  171 female college students took questionnaires every 24 hours regarding sexual function/behavior and the previous night’s sleep quality.  The results indicated that each extra hour of sleep corresponded to higher levels of sexual desire and a higher chance of sexual activity the next day.  The lead author of the study, David A. Kalmbach, noted that better sleep will not fix all sexual problems, but it is important for women to be mindful of the relationship between sleep and sexual response. Sleep affects many areas of our daily lives, such as mood, concentration, and energy, and now sexual desire and arousal.

 

The study is online in The Journal of Sexual Medicine at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsm.12858/epdf and you can read about it on the New York Times here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/18/better-sleep-for-a-better-sex-life/?_r=0

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