Loss of Libido

Let’s face it. Not a lot of men will openly discuss – never mind admit – they have trouble getting romantic.

With pride in the way and a subject that is slightly taboo, this secret is kept classified, shared between himself and his partner.

Woody Allen once said “Sex is the most fun you can have without laughing”. If you suffer from impotence, you would agree this is no laughing matter. It’s a frustrating, embarrassing, uncomfortable position to be in. It may be that you have no physical barrier standing in your way. The main obstacle you are combating is lack of desire. You have no longing to be intimate. No craving for sex. Your libido has all but packed up and booked the next train out.

If you think a sleep disorder and lack of sleep could be affecting your sex life, fill out our online sleep disorder questionnaire, and we will get back to you with recommendations for your specific situation.

A major hurdle between you and your next passionate night – could be sleep. Or lack thereof.

Sleep is imperative in all areas of your health and your sex life is no exception. New evidence suggests a man’s testosterone levels and their variations could be linked to sleep.

It’s a well known fact that a man’s testosterone level varies and usually declines with age. High levels of the hormone have been linked to improved blood pressure, hair loss and a shrinking waistline. Decreased libido, loss of interest in sex and the inability to maintain an erection, may all be the cause of inadequate levels of testosterone.

Snoring and/or sleep apnea critically hinder the quality of your sleep. Not getting enough rest can be extremely damaging to your sex life. Most men would attribute problems between the sheets to many external factors: stress, work, kids, money, responsibilities, family obligations, etc. The truth is, sleep deprived men have disrupted body clocks and a much poorer libido than those getting adequate sleep throughout the night.

Reports have indicated that men who habitually snore or suffer from sleep apnea secrete abnormally low levels of testosterone throughout the night. The lack of this hormone results in a malfunctioning libido and can lead to bouts of impotence and lack of sexual desire.

A healthy lifestyle is the best way to ensure a healthy libido. This includes a nutritious diet, ensuring you get your heart rate increasing on a regular basis and reduce and manage your stress. Most importantly, you need sleep. Lots and lots of sleep. Your sex life depends on it. Contact Dr. Westman and we will work together to find a sleep solution, such as an orthotic or snoring device, that will work for you. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Westman.

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