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Sleep for Sex

It’s no secret – if you don’t get enough sleep, you really don’t feel like participating in intimate relations once your body is in the bed.  What you would rather do is actually get SLEEP.  But for some people, that isn’t easy.  They think they are getting sleep, but they aren’t.  They are the sufferers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

According to Dr. David Volpi of Manhattan Snoring and Sleep Center, a person with OSA can stop breathing and wake up about 50 to 60 times in a night, making their average time asleep only about 2 to 3hours in a 12-hour stretch.  That is some serious sleep deprivation!  So it follows that you just don’t feel very amorous after a long day dragging through your job.

But it isn’t only the sleep deprivation on the part of the OSA sufferer, but their bed partner as well.  With the noise as well as the tossing and turning, neither one gets the sleep they need.  This has a physical effect not only because of the lack of sleep, but in hormonal imbalance as well.  With the lack of sleep, the body (for both men and women) does not have the chance to replenish the sex hormone, testosterone.  This means that men are unable to perform, and women simply don’t care if they do.  So getting treatment for OSA is the way to find that “spark” again.

There are treatments that are being developed and tested, and some that are already FDA approved that may relieve the symptoms of OSA.  One such treatment is called ProVent, which is by prescription only, and is a pair of devices that are worn over the nostrils during sleep.  The treatment does not involve a machine or tubing, and appears to be effective for almost all cases of OSA.  Let us know if you have pursued this type of treatment, or if you would in your pursuit of a snoring cure.  It will be interesting to see how many OSA sufferers decide to replace their CPAP machines for alternative treatments.