The majority of women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their life, especially as they age. However, recent studies have shown that women who get enough quality sleep are twice less likely to experience loss of sexual desire or any related problems.
The conducted research involved over 3,400 women who were mostly over 50. They were asked to assess their sex life and rate how distressed it makes them—54% of them experience sex-related problems, and a staggering 75% have a poor quality of sleep and don’t get enough rest.
It is a well-established fact that sleep can have serious effects on our health, stress levels, and fatigue, so it comes as no surprise that lack of sleep can affect our sexual desire. Problems that frequently come up are related to levels of desire, lubrication, feeling pain, and the general feeling of satisfaction.
Unrelated to their menopausal status, women who report having sleep issues are more likely to experience one or multiple symptoms of sexual dysfunction. This is also the case with women who get too little sleep, i.e. less than five hours.
The results of the study indicate that solving sleep problems can lead to serious improvements in one’s sex life. Quick fixes include avoiding caffeine and using gadgets in bed and even introducing novelties such as sex toys to spice things up.