Good sleep is the se­cret to a sat­is­fy­ing sex life for women

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Am­ple sleep is what you need to en­joy a long and sat­is­fied sex­ual life, sug­gests a new study in­volv­ing over 93,000 women. The study con­firms as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween shorter sleep du­ra­tions, higher in­som­nia symp­toms and de­creased sex­ual func­tion in post-menopausal women.

“Women and health care providers need to recog­nise the link be­tween menopause symp­toms and in­ad­e­quate sleep and their ef­fects on sex­ual sat­is­fac­tion,” said Joann Pinker­ton, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, North Amer­i­can Menopause So­ci­ety (NAMS).

Analysing data for 93,668 women aged 50 to 79 years, the re­searchers found that short sleep du­ra­tion — de­fined as fewer than seven to eight hours per night — was as­so­ci­ated with lower odds of sex­ual sat­is­fac­tion.

Of the par­tic­i­pants, 56% re­ported be­ing some­what or very sat­is­fied with their cur­rent sex­ual ac­tiv­ity, and 52% re­ported part­nered sex­ual ac­tiv­ity within the last year.

Older women were less likely to be sex­u­ally ac­tive if they slept fewer than seven to eight hours per night com­pared with younger women, said the study pub­lished in Menopause, the jour­nal of The North Amer­i­can Menopause So­ci­ety.

Women older than 70 years who slept fewer than five hours were 30% less likely to be sex­u­ally ac­tive than women sleep­ing seven to eight hours, the study found.

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A new study con­firms as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween shorter sleep du­ra­tions, higher in­som­nia symp­toms and de­creased sex­ual func­tion in post-menopausal women

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