A proper night’s sleep is good for you. A healthy sex life is good for you. Basically, spending the right amount of time in bed can lead to a happier, more productive life.

But do these two activities have any relationship with each other?

According to studies, the answer is yes.

Love making and nap taking have a mutually beneficial relationship which can help almost anyone improve things in the bedroom. Here are a few things you should know about sleep and sex.

1) Getting more sleep increases the likelihood of sex the next day.

A 2015 study from the University of Michigan tracked the sleep and sexual patterns of 171 young women over a two week period. Researchers found that every extra hour of sleep increases the likelihood of sex the next day by 14%.

The study’s author, David Kalmbach, told CBS News that “practicing good sleep hygiene…could help protect against having problems in the bedroom.” He added that “helping out around the house to reduce workload” and “planning romantic getaways” are great ways for partners to encourage this improvement.

2) Women who sleep more report higher sexual satisfaction.

Quantity is one thing, but what about the quality of intimacy? A study of women aged 50-74 found that those who slept 5 hours or less per day not only had less sex, but also reported lower satisfaction in the bedroom. The more sleep these women got, the happier they were with their sex lives.

Research shows some major benefits to trading the sleepy, half-hearted rendezvous for an energetic encounter. But what if sleep is something you have less control over?

3) Sleep disorders can have a big impact on your sex life.

Insomnia, sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders can have major implications for your sex life.

Case in point: A 2005 study found a high correlation between sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction in men. Like ED, sleep apnea can have many different psychological and physiological causes. The condition may also cause cardiovascular complications. This can affect blood flow everywhere, especially below the belt.

While advice pertaining to sleep and sex can be helpful for most, it’s important to call a doctor if you find these things to be of your control.

What This Means For You

This information is great to have, and we hope it can help you improve your sex life. However, we know it’s not fair to tell someone with a sleep disorder to simply “get more sleep.” Similarly, it’s unreasonable to tell someone with ED to “just get more turned on.”

These are medical issues that deserve professional attention.

We can help with that, too. If you are a man experiencing erectile dysfunction, we are here to help. Get your free, confidential consultation by booking online or calling 1-844-500-1177 today.

Written by Shauna Vert