Our sex drive is no exception. When sleep levels return, anxiety levels tend to rise. And as that occurs, cortisol (the most important hormone related to stress), begins to dial down the hormones which control our libido.
How Better Sleep Habits Can Lead to Better Sex
Our bodies are programmed to react to stress by removing all unnecessary functions. But, with a little additional sleep, cortisol levels fall, allowing other hormone functions to resume at regular, or better still, levels than previously.
Having the ideal mood and energy are vital ingredients for better sex. Nobody likes it when they’re stuck doing all of the work or when the two of you’re lazy just going through the motions. Poor sleep quality has a direct correlation on reduced libido, nausea and improved irritability, and all things which don’t actually put you in the mood for sex. In reality in a study performed by the Better Sleep Council 6 out of 10 Americans would prefer a decent nights sleep over sex, and some of the participants polled even confessed to nodding off during intercourse.
Ideas for more sleep
Unsure how to sneak in those few extra minutes of sleep? Be certain you’ve got a comfy mattress, with the suitable quantity of support so that you’re not fighting to sleep. Surprisingly just 7 percent of Americans expressed enjoying their mattress, so if it’s been over 8 years you may want to consider investing in a new mattress.
Get a head start in your morning
Another way you may be able to sneak in a couple of additional moments is by setting out your clothes the night before and getting your lunch ready and breakfast readily available so that you can sneak in an additional 20-30 minutes of sleep in the morning. With just an additional 2 hours of sleep per week (just under an additional half hour per night), you should observe a small but noticeable lift in your libido. And moreover, if you and your spouse make a habit of going to bed early, you never know what could happen.