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Sleep Apnea and ED

Sleep Apnea and ED

The bottom line of this article is that sleep apnea can have a direct effect on your sexual performance. More specifically, males can have issues with erectile dysfunction (ED). Obstructive sleep apnea (or OSA) refers to pauses in an individual’s sleep pattern that lasts more than 10 seconds. These pauses or stops are called apneas. There could be a number of reasons as to why sleep apnea occurs; weight gain, high blood pressure and stress are just a few things that can cause sleep apnea. There is now reason to believe that another cause is ED.

Why is this caused?

Sex hormone development increases when an individual has adequate sleep. Consequently, the levels of these sex hormones decrease the less sleep an individual has. Chemicals such as testosterone and nitric oxide are important chemicals needed for healthy sexual activity. As mentioned before, OSA causes frequent stops in a person’s breathing pattern throughout the night. When these apneas occur, they cause you to wake up. This loss of sleep results in a chain effect, which causes testosterone levels to drop, which can lead to erectile dysfunction.

Is it treatable?

Yes, it is treatable. If you use Cialis, it may actually help decrease the effects of ED. However, it does not relieve you of the problem totally. The best form of treatment is to apply continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy when you sleep. Studies have shown that those who apply CPAP therapy experience an improvement in erections and enjoy a more satisfying sex life. Be sure to call (888) 345-1780 to speak with one of our sleep agents for more information on how to start your CPAP therapy. For more information about natural ED treatments, visit www.AeroflowInc.com or call (888) 345-1780 to speak with an Aeroflow Healthcare service representative.

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