Losing Sleep Boosts Your Stress Levels
When you lack sleep, your body is on constant high alert. A 1997 study from the University of Chicago found subjects who slept fewer hours in a night experienced raised cortisol levels, the body’s stress hormone. In a 2010 study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers found that a rise in cortisol negatively impacted sex drive in subjects.
Ironically, cortisol is naturally decreased during sexual arousal and orgasm, so this is actually the saddest vicious cycle ever.
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