How Poor Sleep Affects Your Sex Drive

Less Sleep Means Less Focus
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Less Sleep Means Less Focus

When we sleep, our bodies get much-needed time to recover. It's how we reset and restore ourselves. With less sleep, your body’s forced to make do with less repair time.

“You’re more likely to make mistakes at work, for example, but less likely to realize it and correct them," says Shalini Paruthi, M.D., a sleep specialist and spokesperson for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. When you don’t sleep, you get sloppy. You’ll find yourself correcting errors you’ve made, leaving less time to focus on your love life. Lack of sleep has even been shown to make your dumber (not sexy).

When you’re tired, you’re not going to be on your A game. And what’s worse, it’ll hamper your chances of finding a lady-friend or giving your best performance in bed.

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