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Sleep tied to sexual activity and satisfaction amongst older women

A study released on the 30th January 2017 in the journal Menopause has shown a relationship between sleeping well and satisfying sex lives.  It was from analysing data collected from nearly 94,000 women aged between 50 and 79 years old, enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative Study which we have commented on in the forum topics.  The women had answered questions about sleep in the previous month and sexual function and activity over the previous year.  It found that women who scored high on insomnia scales were about 8% less likely to be satisfied with their sex lives although it wasn’t able to say if a less satisfying sex life lead to less sleep or the other way around.  So, it appears that you need to be looking for 7 hours of sleep to be both healthy and have a satisfying sex life.
References
Association of sleep disturbance and sexual function in postmenopausal women.
Kling, Juliana M. MD, MPH; Manson, JoAnn E. MD, DrPH; Naughton, Michelle J. PhD, MPH; Temkit, Mhamed PhD; Sullivan, Shannon D. MD, PhD; Gower, Emily W. PhD; Hale, Lauren PhD; Weitlauf, Julie C. PhD; Nowakowski, Sara PhD; Crandall, Carolyn J. MD, MS
Menopause:  Post Author Corrections: January 30, 2017

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