Extra hour of sleep for women boosts interest in sex
A new study suggests women who get more sleep may have more of an appetite for sex than their peers.
To conduct their study, the researchers at the University of Michigan Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory recruited 171 healthy women. For two weeks, each woman was asked questions relating to sexual activity and sleep quality. The researchers found that each additional hour of sleep increased the likelihood of sex with a partner by 14 percent, and that arousal was also improved among women who slept longer, on average.
The researchers said their findings, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, suggest that good sleep is important for maintaining healthy sexual functioning. They advise clinicians to assess patients’ sleep habits and insomnia symptoms as potential factors influencing sexual difficulties.