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How does lack of sleep kill your sex drive?

A better night's sleep could lead to better sex.

A better night's sleep could lead to better sex.

Staying up until 2 a.m. to watch Netflix may seem like a good idea at the time, but both your alarm clock and sexual appetite may have a bone to pick the next day. 

According to a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, lack of sleep can affect how much women desire to have sex and how easily they are able to become aroused. 

The study of 171 women found that getting an extra hour of sleep a night increased the odds of wanting to have sex the next day by 14 percent. It also increased the ease at which women could feel genital arousal.

Although the study was solely based on women, another recent study found that 76 percent of American workers feel tired "many days of the week" indicating that lack of sleep can affect more than just ladies. 

Being too tired for sex may actually be a real issue, and many people are beginning to suffer from it. 

Although lack of sleep may be one factor affecting women's desire, it's not the only one. Experts believe that between 20 and 50 percent of women have issues related to sexual desire, although there are often many contributing factors such as social, psychological and medical.

One expert, Dr. David Kalmbach from the University of Michigan, has found that lack of sleep in women can reduce their overall time spent in rapid eye movement sleep (REM), which often stimulates more blood flow to the vagina. A lack of this stage in sleep can reduce levels of androgen hormones, which may reduce the desire for sex.

For a better sexual experience, and even a better O, try getting to bed an hour earlier each night. 

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