Getting sufficient sleep is a cornerstone to better general health. Sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle – from benefiting your heart, appetite, mind and even your sexual desire.
In a recent study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers found that women who slept for a 1-hour increase in sleep length increased their next-day sexual desire. Results also showed that women with longer average sleep duration reported better genital arousal than women with shorter average sleep length.
Researchers believe that sufficient sleep will act positively a woman’s desire for sex and also the quality of intercourse through better genital arousal. Researchers may investigate sleep disorders as risk factors for sexual dysfunction.
Kalmbach DA, Arnedt JT, Pillai V, and Ciesla JA. The impact of sleep on female sexual response and behavior: A pilot study. J Sex Med 2015;12:1221–1232.