In a recent lecture, Patrick Ijewere, MD, MBA, explains the impact of insomnia on the hormones of men and women and how it may lead to conditions such as erectile dysfunction.

Chief Medical Director, Caribbean Health, Dr. Patrick Ijewere, has said that the lack of sleep does not only cause Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in men, but has its effects on women too.

Speaking in Lagos on the occasion of World Sleep Day 2016 organised by Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, he explained that, insomnia upsets lots of hormones such as the testosterones, estrogens, serotonins, and many others, which affects optimal sexual performance.

He cited that most causes of ED among his patients are often related to insomnia.

Ijewere, in his address, pointed out that, studies have shown that sleep deprivation is linked to a variety of chronic medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes mellitus.

According to him, when people sleep, their bodies go through repair from the damage caused to the body from the previous day, “so the system needs rejuvenation to restore the cells of what they have used up.”

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