Many habits of everyday life can either put you at risk for developing Erectile Dysfunction (ED) or be a factor that contributes to the cause. One of those aspects of every day life that can be a huge factor of erectile dysfunction development is your sleep schedule. If you are someone who has trouble sleeping soundly throughout the night, or have developed complications regarding how you sleep, then you might have a greater chance at developing ED. Our committed team at Corewave Therapy wants you to be aware of the impact that sleep has on ED, and what you can do to improve your chances of prevention.
Erectile Dysfunction can be the result of various issues, mentally or physically, but most are linked to hormones, testosterone, and circulation. While it isn’t clear yet as to why men who have trouble sleeping have greater chances of developing ED, many believe the cause to be obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes the disruption of breath. During this type of sleep apnea, the throat muscles will routinely relax and block air flow in the mouth. This leads to a drop in oxygen levels, and in turn leads to a drop in your hormone levels and testosterone.
Proper testosterone and hormone levels are important to maintaining sexual health, but they can also be affected by the lack of oxygen. In our previous blog post, our team commented on foods that were important to vascular health. Many men forget the problems that lack of oxygen can cause towards their sexual health, and various sleep disorders may be responsible for that.
Why It’s Important
The lack of sleep, or simply complications with sleep, may seem like a minor issue. But it affects men of all ages. According to the American Urological Association, impaired sleep was a major cause of low testosterone among men ages 18-80. Additionally, a study by the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that 63% of all male participants suffered from ED due to obstructive sleep apnea. What most men don’t realize is just how closely linked sleep is with your sexual health. Many feel like they can brush off any complications throughout the day with a cup of coffee or a midday rest, but the effects impaired sleep has on testosterone levels are not so easily removed. If you are struggling with ED and consider yourself overtired, you may be experiencing problems with sleeping.
When you live a busy life, you may find it hard to find the appropriate amount of time to sleep or to work on your sleep impairments. Corewave has a variety of treatments and therapeutic methods to help get you on the right track towards better sexual health. Visit our blog to learn more about our services and how you can combat ED.