A new study says that better sleep equals better sex! The study concluded that “Sleep problems can interfere with a woman’s level of sexual satisfaction.” The gigantic study, entitled “Better Sleep Can Lead To Better Sex,” analyzed data from a whopping 93,668 women 50-79 who were enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. The groundbreaking study was formed to “change the way health care providers prevent and treat some of the major diseases impacting postmenopausal women.” Thanks to cool studies like this, I look forward to fornicating when I’m 79.
The study found that “short sleep duration (defined as fewer than 7 to 8 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. Insomnia prevalence was 31%.”
“Women and healthcare providers need to recognize the link between inadequate sleep and their effects on sexual satisfaction,” says Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, NAMS executive director. “There are effective treatment options to help with sleep disruption and sexual satisfaction, including hormone therapy, which this study confirmed to be effective at menopause for symptomatic women.” Increasing your exercise as you age, including weight lifting and yoga, is also proven to be great sleep enhancer.
Hellomd.com, a medical marijuana community site that promotes the medical and therapeutic qualities of cannabis, reports that prescription sleep medication use–as well as pain medication use, has been reduced by 25% in states with medical marijuana patients. “We believe that quality medical advice from trained professionals is important, and we know that as more people begin to discover the healing powers of cannabis that they will seek to learn and share.” Many sex therapists now recommend “micro dosing” marijuana as not only a sleep aid but as a sexual, sensual enhancement. The magical plant reduces stress, helps you fall asleep, and relaxes you. Relaxed sex = better sex.
Another study from 2015 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that the same equation: more sleep = more sex, was also was true for college aged students. Students in the study said they felt hornier with each hour of extra sleep they had. They also said the more they slept the night before, the more they felt interested in sexy time the next day. The more you sleep the more you want sex, the better you feel, and the more you want to feel someone.