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Men’s Health: Are Poor Sleeping Habits Affecting Your Sex Life?
Sleep your way to great sex? Sounds odd but this new study on sleep deprivation and sex is shedding new light on the relationship between a good night’s rest and great sex. Both sleep and sex are fundamental biological needs yet about one-third of American men are sleep deprived, and about 31% of American men have concerns about their sex life. With rates like these, the chances are good that lack of sleep is negatively impacting your sex life.
How Sleep Affects Sex
Lack of sleep puts you in a bad mood, that's no surprise. But what's often overlooked is that your mood also negatively affects your relationship which ultimately affects your sex life. Sleep deprivation and hormones are also crucial to sex drive and performance. A recent study of 28 young men with mild sleep deprivation (about 5 hours per night) revealed that testosterone levels dropped between 10 and 15 percent!
The Answer to Better Sleep May Lie In More Sex!
In a funny turn of events, sex affects your quality of sleep too. Sex and climaxing releases oxytocin and prolactin, hormones that increase your sense of trust and sleepiness. Have you ever noticed that some of your best sleep happens right after sex? You can partially thank oxytocin and prolactin for that. You can also thank the physical exercise that decreases cortisol, one of your body's primary stress hormones.
Science Shows that Sex and Sleep are the Ultimate Bed Buddies
During ejaculation, a surge of brain chemicals is released, including norepinephrine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, and nitric oxide -- all chemicals that promote a better quality of sleep. There's also evidence that an intercourse orgasm and masturbation orgasm release different levels of these chemicals. So while "self-love" is a healthy part of one's sex life, if you want to reap the benefits of sleep-inducing prolactin, sex with your partner is the way to go! Sleep and sex go hand-in-hand. And if you're sleep deprived and are noticing a decline in your sex life, getting more shut-eye may help. But what if it's more than just lack of sleep? Or maybe you want faster results than those that can be achieved with just rest alone?
If that's the case, consider shockwave therapy for ED.
Shockwave Therapy for ED in Orange County
Shockwave therapy is a nonsurgical, no-pill treatment for erectile dysfunction. It addresses the most common, underlying cause of ED and impaired sexual performance --reduced blood-flow to the penis.
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Conveniently serving all of Orange County from our Fullerton-based office, the Brea Wellness Center is the premier provider of shockwave therapy for ED. Call for a free consultation today!