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Sleep Apnea and Sexual Dysfunction

By Chass Armstrong

Sleep Apnea and sexual dysfunction go hand in hand. In fact, just over 40% of OSA patients also experienced erectile dysfunction. This can put a damper on your love life; however with the help of CPAP therapy you can reduce your erectile dysfunction symptoms significantly.

When you aren’t sleeping enough at night, your body can’t fully recover to complete the day to day tasks that it needs to accomplish so energy is allotted for the most critical tasks. On a biological level that is keeping your heart beating, y our lungs breathing, your brain functioning and focusing on daily tasks, digesting food and physical activity. Your reproductive system can take a back seat during when energy levels are low.

Along with this, testosterone levels drop when you are experiencing deep, chronic fatigue. In a recent study by JAMA, The Journal of American Medical Association, men’s testosterone levels dropped nearly 15% when they were limited to 5 hours of sleep per night for just eight days. When you have sleep apnea, it’s can be years of accumulated sleep deprivation and fatigue on your body which has likely lowered your T levels.

The good news is that with compliance to CPAP therapy, studies have shown that erectile dysfunction can be minimized in many cases. As your body gets more sleep and returns to its normal self, you should begin to have extra energy, increased Testosterone, and more drive in the bedroom.

Of course you will also be helping to cure your Sleep Apnea, as well, but if taking back your love life is what gets you to be more CPAP compliant, we will be all means encourage it!

If you or someone you know has sleep apnea, please feel free to give us a call. Our support staff will be more than happy to help you find the right machine, schedule a sleep test, or answer any questions that you may have. Our toll free number is (888) 345-1780, we look forward to hearing from you.

 

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