It’s still a taboo topic: sex. Sleep deprivation may be a hot topic lately, but few people consider the toll sleeplessness has on a sex life. An article I read on WebMD summarizes the relationship between sex and sleep very well. The highlights:
Okay, so I’ll stop there because I could go on and on about the link between a healthy sex life and a healthy sleep life. I could argue that you can’t have one without the other.
Given the fact our relationships constitute the heart and soul of so much of our existence, you’d think we’d all preserve those relationships as best we can to in turn enhance the quality of our lives.
And I’m not just talking about the intimate relationships we keep for which sex is part of the equation. I’m also referring to the fabric of our social lives in general that makes us human and interactive with other people in platonic ways. When we’re sleep deprived, we’re not much fun to be around and we cannot work on the relationships that add to our well being.
So it’s a forgone conclusion: focus on healthy sleep. Watch everything in your life go up a notch or two—from your bedroom to your boardroom.
Michael J. Breus, PhD
The Sleep Doctor