Is Enough Sleep Important For Sex?

Is Enough Sleep Important For Sex?

It’s true… Not getting enough sleep can significantly affect your performance as a lover. Now while this may sound surprising, follow along to find out why this is true…

While checking out a medical journal the other day at the local library, I stumbled upon an article that stressed the importance of getting sufficient sleep to keep a man’s sexual performance up to par.

According to a study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, a man can suffer from a number of problems when he isn’t getting enough shuteye every night. And these problems can even lead to a drop in his ability as a lover in the long run.

Let me explain what I mean…

See, the most prominent effect of not getting sufficient sleep is the lack of energy. At its simplest, sleep is basically one of the body’s way of keeping itself in tiptop shape. Besides energizing tired muscles, it also helps rejuvenate and repair cells and tissues that may have become damaged so you won’t feel rather sluggish when things get hot in the bedroom.

Not only that, persistent lack of sleep can lead to obesity, hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease and kidney issues. There are also claims backed by medical science that point to the lack of sleep as a key factor in spiking blood sugar levels.

However, this isn’t the worst effect of not getting enough sleep in a man’s body. Scientists determined that having interrupted sleep patterns or having very short sleeping cycles can prevent the system from producing the right amount of testosterone.

For starters, testosterone is a type of hormone that is produced in the male body. Now while women also have testosterone in their systems, it is not as abundant in them compared to men. Testosterone belongs to a bigger class of hormones called androgens. It is produced by the testes and its release in the body is overseen by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus.

The main purpose of testosterone is to support male sex organ development as well as induce the changes that usually happen during puberty like the growth of facial and body hair as well as voice deepening.

It also plays a key role in building up sex drive in a guy’s body. Without enough testosterone in the system, a man won’t be able to fully experience the effects of sexual arousal the next time he and his lover get frisky in the bedroom.

This simply means there will be a delay in getting an erection or perhaps an inability to achieve one.

Now while ideal sleep length can slightly vary from one man to another, scientists recommend sleeping 7 to 8 hours every night. So why not start improving your sleeping habits today and become a better lover?

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