5 Reasons Why Sleep Is Important For Men's Sexual Health
Updated: Oct 15
Sleeping habits have a strong impact on men’s sexual health. From erection quality to testosterone level, everything is related to your sleep duration and quality.
It is important to know that when we sleep, our body repairs itself. It also produces testosterone and other essential hormones for us to function better the next day. Sleep isn’t an option for us, and as some men understand the value of sleep and are getting all the sleep they can, others are not getting enough of it. Lifestyle choices or sleep disorders can often lead to a lack of sleep or interruption to sleep.
So, how many hours of sleep should a man have in order to perform and have better erections?
While the exact amount of sleep can vary from individual to individual, men should sleep at least a third of the day to perform well in the bed and enjoy quality erections. If you can get at least 7-9 hours of sleep as an adult male then you’re golden. As hard as this can be for some men, you have to understand the value of sleep and how poor sleep not only affects your erection quality but also your overall health.
Here are 5 reasons why sleep is important for men’s sexual health.
1) Sleep can affect testosterone levels
Testosterone is the most essential hormone for men that play a vital role in their sexual life. Testes produce the hormone during sleep. The hormone is responsible for your desire for sex and control over erections.
In a 2011 study, 28 men who were deemed as “young and healthy” contributed to a 10-day
study on how sleep can affect testosterone levels. It was concluded that a lack of sleep can affect their testosterone levels. Men who sleep less than five hours a day witnessed low testosterone of up to 15 percent as opposed to their previous testosterone levels at longer sleeping intervals. They continuously saw a decrease in their testosterone levels until they started sleeping more.
Scientists also concluded that men who don’t sleep well experience less desire, erections, and vigor. Moreover, if men continue with their poor sleeping habits, they may face serious sexual problems as well as psychological and health issues.
2) Tired Men Don’t Perform Well
Have you ever tried to have sex when you’re tired? It’s not a fun time and nothing hurts more than trying to get an erection while you're with a girl and your body is telling you no.
Tired men, just don’t perform well. You feel tired, less active and unable to fuel your erection to do its job. And if this becomes a habit, you remain tired all the time. Your brain doesn’t work at its maximum level and your desire to have sex goes down. Your body also doesn’t provide enough blood to your organs to maintain an erection.
Sleep is very important for sexual performance. You don’t want to psychologically ruin your ability to perform because you aren’t getting enough sleep. So the next time you think about going out with a girl or having sex when you’re tired, don’t set yourself up for failure. It’s okay. Go to sleep and recharge your erections.
3) Not sleeping enough can lead to stress and anxiety
There are 3 types of erections a man can experience:
Reflexive (By touch/stimulation)
Psychogenic (Visual and mental association)
Nocturnal (Erections, typically during REM sleep)
Any disruption to these processes can affect a man’s erection. When looking at the psychogenic process, if you’re not getting enough sleep, it may be because of stress and anxiety in your life. On the other hand, not getting enough sleep can also make you feel anxious or nervous when it’s time to have sex. This may contribute to performance anxiety, and if you start experiencing poor erections, then you will probably start doubting your ability to get one. Psychologically your mind also won't be in tune with your nervous system to respond to visual cues and stimulation.
It is important that you get a full night's rest of at least 7 to 9 hours each day. If possible, you should make a habit to sleep at night rather than during the day. There are plenty of men in the workforce who have jobs that require night shifts. As we commend these workers for doing their job, they should make sure they’re taking the time to get some rest when not working and consulting with their doctor to check their hormones more often.
4) Poor sleeping patterns might make you infertile
In the worst case scenario, you don’t only lose your erections but fertility as well. Men who face sleep problems often face infertility problems. Men who want to have a child should have a good semen density and motility. Motility count explains the activity of sperm after they are released. Low semen density and motility count cause problems. It makes it difficult for sperms to reach the egg once released.
5) Sleeping can help optimize results with The Phoenix
There are different stages of sleep that everyone goes through differently. While sleeping, it is important that you have at least a few hours of deep sleep. During deep sleep (Non REM sleep), your body repairs its cells, produces hormones, and increases longevity. Deep sleep normally occurs in stages 3 and 4 and is the most essential to keep us healthy and functioning at an optimal level.
If you recently bought a Phoenix or haven’t yet, sleep can definitely contribute to how well you see results with The Phoenix.
You can clear plaque in the arteries of your dick, restore blood flow, fix Peyronie’s disease, and venous leak all you want with The Phoenix. However, if your sleeping pattern is inconsistent, then your hormones will be out of whack and your erections won’t have enough blood supply to function properly.
This is why you should follow a healthy sleeping pattern so that it complements the results you get with The Phoenix.
Final thoughts about sleep and erections
Sleep is not a conditional biological process. It is supposed to be beneficial for both men and women to function properly. Regardless of gender, you must sleep at least 7-9 hours a day to remain active for the rest of the day. Proper sleep promotes longevity and decreases health issues. It also improves your immune system.
Men who do not sleep for enough time start facing erection problems ultimately leading to ED and infertility. To avoid these issues, you must adopt a healthy sleeping pattern. While sleeping, you have to ensure that you are comfortable and go into a deep sleep. When you sleep, make sure there is nothing to interrupt you. Interruptions to sleep affect its quality.
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