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Good Sleep Stimulates Women’s Sexual Desire

Good Sleep Stimulates Women’s Sexual Desire

New research suggests a good night’s sleep increases sexual desire the next day, at least among women.

In a study of 171 women, those who obtained more sleep on a given night experienced greater sexual desire the next day.

Moreover, the sleep/sex relationship appears to be dose-related as an additional hour of sleep increased the likelihood of sexual activity with a partner by 14 percent.

Sleep was also important for genital arousal, such that women who slept longer on average experienced fewer problems with vaginal arousal than women who obtained less sleep.

“The influence of sleep on sexual desire and arousal has received little attention in the field, but these findings indicate that insufficient sleep can decrease sexual desire and arousal for women,” said Dr. David Kalmbach.

Kalmbach is lead author of the study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

“I think the take-home message should not be that more sleep is better, but that it is important to allow ourselves to obtain the sleep that our mind and body needs.”

Source: Wiley/EurekAlert!

Good Sleep Stimulates Women’s Sexual Desire

Rick Nauert PhD

Rick Nauert, PhDDr. Rick Nauert has over 25 years experience in clinical, administrative and academic healthcare. He is currently an associate professor for Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals doctoral program in health promotion and wellness. Dr. Nauert began his career as a clinical physical therapist and served as a regional manager for a publicly traded multidisciplinary rehabilitation agency for 12 years. He has masters degrees in health-fitness management and healthcare administration and a doctoral degree from The University of Texas at Austin focused on health care informatics, health administration, health education and health policy. His research efforts included the area of telehealth with a specialty in disease management.

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Nauert PhD, R. (2015). Good Sleep Stimulates Women’s Sexual Desire. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 17, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/news/2015/03/18/good-sleep-stimulates-womens-sexual-desire/82466.html

 

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