Of all the reasons not to have sex, “I’m too tired” sounds pretty lame. What, you’d rather zone out to “House Of Cards” rather than have a big O? It turns out, though, that sleeping poorly really does make women not in the mood. (Every parent of a small child is muttering “duh” under their breath right now.)
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Lead author of the study, Dr. David Kalmbach, affirms “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.” According to the New York Times, these effects continued even after controlling factors such as age, mood, and presence of menstruation.
So, if you’re looking to rev up your sex life in the bedroom, look no farther than, well, the bedroom. But try to use it for a few more hours of shuteye first. The benefits of sleep seem to be neverending: with better concentration, a better immune system, and now even better nookie, it’s time to prioritize a good nights sleep already!
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