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Can sleep quality impact a woman’s sex drive? New research suggests that ladies who get more sleep also have more sex. More specifically, a new study found that each additional hour of sleep ups the possibility of sex the following day by 14 percent.
What’s more is that not only did sexual frequency go up — the quality of sex was also discovered to be better among women who got more sleep. (Translation: both desire and arousal were stronger for the gals with better sleep habits.)
The findings stem from a University of Michigan study that examined the link between sleep and sexual activity. Over 170 women took part in the research.
Researchers report that consistently getting sufficient sleep plays a critical role in next-day sexual desire and genital response, as well as the likelihood of engaging a partner in sexual activity. They add that future research could investigate whether sleep disorders might be related to sexual dysfunction.
The University of Michigan study isn’t the first to examine the relationship between sleep and sexual behavior. A 2010 study put out by the American Academy of Sleep found that a surprisingly high number of people may suffer from a condition known as sexsomnia.
The sleep disorder is associated with either initiating or engaging in sexual activity with a bed partner while sleeping. The study, which included 428 men and 404 women at a sleep disorders center, found that 7.6 percent of patients had self-reported these types of sexual patterns.
Interestingly, the people who did report sexsomnia were also twice as likely as others to admit using illicit drugs.