Ladies, if you want to motivate your husbands to improve their sleep habits and get their needed rest, share this information with them: sleep increases testosterone levels. This is the assertion of studies done that investigated sleep quantity, testosterone levels, and sexual function. These findings make issues like sleep apnea and chronic insomnia very important. The human body is very responsive, and more often than not, physical symptoms and health issues are the result of various factors Before your husband reaches for that bottle of Viagra, perhaps you can help him solve his problem by helping him achieve a few good nights of sleep.
Andersen ML, Alvarenga TF, Mazaro-Costa R, Hachul HC, Tufik S. The association of testosterone, sleep, and sexual function in men and women. Brain Res. 2011 Oct 6;1416:80-104. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2011.07.060. Epub 2011 Aug 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 21890115. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21890115
Even if the science is behind this article I think women need more sleep. We are deprived from raising children and could use the extra sleep. Not to mention that men fall asleep before their head hits the pillow.
My husband definitely doesn’t get enough sleep…