A report from The Guardian discusses a study that explored the connection between sleep and sex among young women.
We already know that lack of sleep contributes to obesity, heart disease and diabetes as well as reducing life expectancy. So, why wouldn’t it ruin sex, too? There are, however, few studies of the impact of sleep on how women respond to sex.
A pilot study of 171 young women published in this month’s Journal of Sexual Medicine found that sleep affected how much they wanted sex and how easily they became aroused, but that this was unrelated to how tired they actually felt. An extra hour of sleep led to a 14% increase in the odds of sex the next day. More sleep also increased the ease with which women felt “genital arousal”, which was measured on the Female Sexual Function Index’s genital arousal scale. So, will getting more sleep improve your sex life?