Lack of sleep is now being acknowledged as important determinants of all spheres of a person’s health. This also includes the sexual health, and the imperative ability to reproduce. Getting a good night’s sleep allows your brain and the bodily organ systems to amicably refresh and restore, and also regulate the important hormones in your body.
Hormonal Connection between Sleep and Sex
Interestingly, there is a hormonal connection between sleep and reproductivity. And correspondingly, it has come to light that there also could be some link between sleeplessness and infertility. The same part of the brain that regulates sleep-wake hormones among both men and women, also triggers a release of reproductive hormones. This works on a daily basis, and therefore, is invariantly affected by your sleep-wake pattern.
And this has been long contemplated that especially in case of women; sleep seriously impacts their probability of fertility. This is because prolonged lack of sleep may significantly affect the release of the hormone that regulates menstruation and triggers the process of ovulation. In the absence of this hormone, the fertility aptitude, and therefore, also the chances to conceive are reduced. This indicates that while a good night’s sleep could lead to healthy hormones, a lack of it could affect your fertility.
Sleeplessness Induces Apprehension
In the absence of sufficient sleep, you find yourself at an increased risk of mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety. The brain gets busy releasing stress hormones called Cortisol, and in the process, the production of sex hormones such as oestrogen and testosterone gets suppressed. This hormonal imbalance could influence the sexual health by decreasing your libido, fertility among women and men. It is believed that this could also cause sexual dysfunction. In fact, several studies have indicated that anxiety and distress can lead to lower rate of pregnancy.
It is only normal for a sleep deprived person to feel fatigued and let sleep take a priority over taking to sexual gratification in his / her life. On the other hand, someone who has been sleeping well, is obviously more likely to look forward to enjoy indulging in sexual pleasures. It has been rightly said, ‘you cannot get enough of one, unless you seek enough of the other’. So the next time find your partner choosing sleep over sex, do not judge the person. If you hadn’t been sleeping well and sleeping enough, perhaps you would do the same!
In case you are experiencing the condition of sleeplessness ever so often, and this is taking toll of your physical and mental health which definitely includes your reproductive wellbeing, you need to focus on getting a good night sleep. Try SleepRite® Shotz, a sleep-inducing product from the house of Nutrite, which needs to be initially consumed as one bottle every day for a week. This would get you the desired results and eventually stabilize your sleep cycle; and take care of your reproductive healthiness, vigour and vitality.
Author: Dr Sonica Krishan
Dr Sonica Krishan is Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through
Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is a leading Ayurveda
Professional in India. She is also Health Writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant and
Holistic Healing Coach.