Sleep Apnea May Be Hurting Your Sex Life!
Submitted by New Jersey Snoring Solutions on Fri 06/23/2023 - 09:00
Sleep apnea disrupts the patient’s sleep, may lead to other health conditions, and can impact your day. It can also have a major impact on your relationships and sex life. A healthy sex life is a hallmark of many people’s quality of life and can positively impact well-being. Here, Dr. Ivan and Dr. Allan Stein talk about how sleep apnea may be affecting your sex life.
Sleep Apnea and Sex
Sexual expression is usually related to how a person feels mentally and physically, both of which can be impacted negatively by sleep apnea, which affects the ability to desire to have sex. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious health conditions, which in turn makes it even more difficult to think about or engage in sex.
Not getting a good night’s sleep: Sleep deprivation can occur due to obstructive sleep apnea, which can cause repeated episodes of sleep disruption throughout the night. Naturally, this can result in feelings of tiredness and sleepiness the next day, leaving little energy for sex.
Heart disease: Heart diseases, from hypertension and heart failure, can impede the flow of blood to the sexual organs and decrease the ability to function sexually.
Diabetes: Obstructive sleep apnea can lead to diabetes, which can damage the nerves. This can contribute to erectile dysfunction and other functional issues.
Sex is not just about physical ability; it often includes an emotional component that can also be impacted by sleep apnea. A person may not be in high spirits after consistently poor sleep. They may even feel depressed, irritable, and stressed out due to the condition. As is expected when dealing with certain health issues, self-image may also take a hit. Obstructive sleep apnea may also diminish sex drive due to a possible reduction in libido. All of these factors can leave a person disinterested in having sex, which can lead to relationship strife.
Treatment for Sleep Apnea
If you suspect that you may have sleep apnea, it is vital that you speak with an expert, such as Dr. Ivan and Dr. Allan Stein, who will evaluate you to arrive at an appropriate treatment plan. Because sex is such a personal subject, you may be reluctant or even embarrassed to speak to your doctor about how sleep apnea may be affecting it. Rest assured that when you visit New Jersey Sleep Apnea Solutions, you are in the hands of compassionate and knowledgeable providers that are committed to your well-being. If you are ready to regain control of your life with sleep apnea, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ivan Stein or Dr. Allan Stein by calling at (855) 949-7667 today.