Birth control. Check. Wax/Trim/Groom complete. Check. Well rested. Huh? Thanks to Dr. Kalmbach and colleagues, we now know that lack of sleep can directly reduce your ability to become aroused. We have all heard about the increased risk of depression, obesity and other chronic illness with sleep deprivation. By themselves these illness, and the medications to treat them, can put a damper on ones desire to have sex. This study brings to point that there is a direct relationship and that better sleep makes for better sex!

“Better Sleep for a Better Sex Life.”  Nicholas Bakalar reported on a study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. How timely is this article, because March is National Sleep Awareness Month!  And, according to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation is one of the leading causes of poor health. If you are lucky enough to have someone in your life with whom you can have partnered sex, a healthy sex life, makes for a healthy life.

If for no other reason than to preserve your sex life, take action. Ongoing insomnia should be taken seriously.

Say “No” more often.

Remember to let go of the things you cannot control.

Turn off the TV and all electronic devices.

Use your bedroom only for relaxation, sleep and sex

Put on some music.

Take a warm bath while sipping on some camomile tea.

Go to bed!

It all else fails, see your doctor.

There you have it, now spread the word!

Juliet MD

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