Easiest Natural Way to Boost Your Libido

Jan 26, 2018,

Q: Hello Dr, my name is Doyle.

I just got a new Job and I work almost 24/7, but recently I discovered my libido has been very low and I’ve also not been sleeping well.

Please Doctor, is there a link between sleep and poor sex?

A: Hi Doyle, in response to your question, certainly, they are connected.  There are a lot of ways your sleepless nights affect you…

Now this short extract is from a conversation a patient had with one of our doctors. Those of you living in the big and busy cities where hustling is order of the day might be able to relate with this experience, i mean you leave home as early as 5 or 6 am daily and some weekends too. Lucky you if you have not experienced it but don't wait till you do, read on to avoid it.  

 

Come to think of it, when life gets tough one of the best ways to get rejuvenated is to rest, and of course the best form of rest is sleep. Now sex is not left out of it. You also need good sleep to spice it up. Sleep deprivation can affect almost every aspect of your sex life, from your hormone levels to your sense of emotional well-being in the relationship.

So, if you need any more reasons to go to bed on time tonight, and not mess with yours sex life read on.

  • Lower Testosterone Levels

Do you know inadequate sleep can hurt your desire on a very basic level? Chronic sleep deprivation, which can occur even if you get a solid six hours of night sleep, can lower your levels of testosterone (that’s the sex drive hormone) in both men and women. And throwing your hormones out of whack can upset your mojo. So check that you get enough sleep.

  • Screws with Your Emotions

It isn't exactly news that a bad night's sleep can put you in a bad mood. As psychologist Michael J. Breus wrote in Psychology Today, "When the dynamics move away from appreciation and toward more negative feelings as a result of sleep deprivation, couples’ sex lives can also take a serious downturn." Chances are you won't feel as lovey-dovey if you're chronically tired.

  • Inhibits Next-Day Sexual Desire

One bad night's sleep can have immediate effects on your sex life. On the flip side, getting enough sleep can only help the cause. According to a study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, “longer sleep duration was related to greater next-day sexual desire" and "a one hour increase in sleep length corresponded to a 14 percent increase in odds of engaging in partnered sexual activity." If you get enough sleep, the odds of having sex are more in your favour.

  • Makes You Too Tired

When you're coping with chronic sleep deprivation, chances are the only thing you want is more sleep. It's easy to become "too tired to even care about sex". It's also easy for you and your partner to drift apart if this becomes a habit.

  • Results in Less Sex Overall

If your sleep deprivation goes on for several days, then you may have less sex overall." If you're concerned about a flagging libido, then getting enough sleep may be one way to counteract it.

  • Contributes to Depression & Anxiety

If the brain is the biggest sex organ, then you want your mental health in good working order to ensure a healthy sex life. But as the National Health Services explains, "chronic sleep debt may lead to long-term mood disorders like depression and anxiety and depression can limit or eliminate the pleasure normally drawn from sex." It's a double whammy of bad news for your sex drive.

  • It Hampers the Immune System

One of the consequences of sleep deprivation is a weakening of the immune system which leaves us less protected when the next bug comes along thereby making us more vulnerable.

Finally, sleep is free, after all and being generally healthy overall is a pretty big precursor of a healthy sex life. Always remember, good sleep = good sex and vice versa.

 

References: thehealthsite, sleep.org. womenshealthmag

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