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Erectile dysfunction sign: You’re suffering in the sleep department

Erectile dysfunction sign: You’re suffering in the sleep department

CAN  SLEEP DEPRIVATION  CAUSE  ERECTILE  DYSFUNCTION?

No matter what’s stealing your shuteye, lack of sleep can lead to problems in the boner department.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

OSA is the most common type of sleep apnea. It is a serious disorder where people with OSA stop breathing in their sleep,  multiple times and often have problems falling back to sleep.

No matter what’s stealing your shuteye, lack of sleep can lead to problems in the boner department.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea. It is a serious condition where people with OSA stop breathing in their sleepn multiple times and often have problems falling back to sleep.
Lack of sleep can kill sex life for both men and women. Especially people diagnosed with sleep apnea have erectile dysfunction. People having chronic sleeping problems usually face these issues. It is said that people who are treated for sleep apnea later don’t have erectile dysfunction.
Basically, Lack of sleep lowers testosterone killing your libido.
Erection dysfunction can be caused due to both psychological and physical problems depends on persona.
Sleep deprivation also has various reasons like stress, anxiety, depression, over thinking, etc. Although depression and insomnia ( lack of ability to fall asleep) both go hand in hand, it is difficult to say if insomnia causes depression or depression causes insomnia. We all might be aware that depression also causes lower sex drive, killing sex life and so do anti-depressants.
If you are facing erectile dysfunction and you are sleep deprived, you might consider consulting your doctor.
There are many types of sleep apnea, the 3 most important types are obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, complex sleep apnea syndrome.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
All three types of apnea have similar symptoms which makes it difficult to diagnose the type.
  • Loud snoring.
  • Waking up abruptly with shortness of breath .
  • Waking up with sore throat or dry mouth.
  • Difficulty in falling and staying asleep.
  • Headaches in the morning.
  • Hypersomnia which means excessive daytime sleepiness.
  • Irritable feeling and more.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR SLEEP APNEA?

Treating sleep apnea has improved erection in men. Doctors mostly suggest use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). Its is a mask which is worn on the nose to improve continuous breathing in patients, to increase supply of oxygen to the body
Doctors may also suggest a tissue removal surgery for men having sleep apnea and erection problems. The surgery has also been reported to have worked for men having erectile issues.
In addition to the above two methods, there are other treatments –
  • Wearing oral device to keep your throat open.
  • Finding out underlying issues related to or causing sleep apnea.
  • Additional oxygen usage.
  • Doctors may also suggest some surgeries like – Removal of tonsils, jaw reconstruction surgery, Making a new air pass way, and more.
It is seen that treatment of men with sleep apnea/sleep disorders have helped in improved erection and increased sexual drive. As lower oxygen in body may also lower testosterone levels in men.
Okay! It’s time to take a nap now : )

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