Our bodies are magnificent interconnected beings, where one system influences the next, just like dominos. And when it comes to arousal, desire and libido, sleep is one of its considerable influences. Sleep deprivation has been found to be a direct contributor to erectile dysfunction, low libido and issues with fertility.
One study found that for every additional hour of sleep, women's libido and desire to have sex increased by 14%. Published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
General fatigue and tiredness also play into the desire to have sex. Fatigue is most likely coming from insufficient, low-quality sleep and then the body becomes stressed because of sleep, the brain begins to suppress the production of sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone in favour of stress hormones like cortisol. You begin to see how the cycle can go around.
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