Fatigue due to busy lifestyles causes young Icelanders to have less sex than their older colleagues, according to a specialist in life and medical sciences.
Dr. Sandra Mjöll Jónsdóttir emphasized the issue – which has come to light with various studies – about RÚV Channel 2 this morning. As young couples often work outside the home, there is often not enough time to sleep.
“Sleep is not an inactive state,” said Sandra. “It is used to rejuvenate the body and create essential substances that we use when we are awake, including sex hormones.”
Insomnia is a very common problem for women, as Sandra explained: “They are twice as likely as men to experience sleep problems and about 40% of women say they have reduced libido.”
The more you sleep, the more testosterone it produces. Conversely, men who sleep less than about six hours a day have significantly fewer sperm. “More of these sperm are defective, or less active,” Sandra continued. “Therefore, insomnia can cause fertility problems.”
The answer is simply to get a good night’s sleep.
“I encourage people to prioritize good sleep,” said Sandra. “All the results show that when people fall asleep a little more, libido increases and this vicious circle can break.”
Source: The Nordic Page