Good sleep is helpful for having good sexual relation
Taking a closer look at sleep health in women with sexual complaints is a worthwhile endeavor. While poor sleep may lead to sexual problems.
That's the conclusion of a new study that suggests that each additional hour of sleep increased by 14 percent the likelihood a woman would engage in sexual activity with a partner the next day.
Good sleep is important for healthy sexual desire and arousal in women, even when women are psychiatrically and medically healthy," said study author David Kalmbach, a researcher at the University of Michigan Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory.
Kalmbach and several colleagues evaluated 171 women, all college-age, who kept diaries of their sleep for 14 consecutive days and reported whether they engaged in sexual activity the next day. Longer sleep time was linked with greater sexual desire the next day. Women with longer average sleep duration said they had better genital arousal than women with shorter sleep time. On average, the women reported sleeping 7 hours, 22 minutes.
Other studies have suggested that short sleep time and poor sleep quality lead to poor female sexual response, Kalmbach said. But most studies have been a ''snapshot in time," looking at just one time point.
One of the few studies wants to assess the relationship between sleep duration and sexual health." But, he added, "you have to be a little bit cautious about drawing any conclusions from this because it is just an association study," and doesn't prove cause-and-effect.
Even so, Watson added, "I still think the findings are compelling and certainly warrant follow-up with interventional studies."
For now, Watson said the take-home message is this: "You could add it to a long list of reasons why getting a proper amount of sleep is good for your health."
It there's anything women or their partners can do to help promote good sleep for one another, whether it's helping out around the house to reduce workload, planning romantic getaways, or just practicing good sleep hygiene, it could help protect against having problems in the bedroom