How sex affects sleep

Studies indicate that sex do influence our sleep pattern. Sex rules over many aspects of sleep such as sleep-wake amount, the daily timing of the sleep-wake cycle and also the ability to restore sleep after extended wakefulness. Reproductive hormones present in mammals decide the effects of sex on sleep. Androgens, apparently, disrupt sleep consolidation, though they have a positive effect on rapid eye movement.

Women after attaining menopause often complain that their sex drive has been reduced considerably. They also find it hard to sleep due to depression symptoms and hot night flushes. Though many herbal supplements are being marketed to help them in overcoming this situation, most of them are found to be futile. If you fail to have proper sleep, you will not feel like to do anything including sex.

Most women depend on hormone therapy to tackle postmenopausal problems. Though systemic hormone therapy with oestrogen is found to bring down vaginal dryness, it also lessens the amount of women’s natural testosterone. A decreased level of testosterone is likely to interfere adversely with a woman’s sex drive. It is advisable to consult your gynaecologist before taking any sort of drugs in order to treat the alterations that occur in our body due to menopause.

The quality and endurance of the relationship that they share with their partner is yet another important factor that determines a woman’s sexual desire. Greater intimacy is sure to have a positive impact on your sexual life.  Reduced sexual desire is sure to make you fall asleep even if you are not too tired. If you find your partner constantly dozing off even before you get into the bed, it is high time to talk about the matter seriously. You both can even take a day’s off from work and find space for just the two of you. Talk frankly and check what has gone wrong.



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