I believe that anyone wants to benefit from good health, so I recommend sleeping at least 8 hours a night. Scientists have shown that lack of sleep can lead to the following conditions: stress, mental and physical performance, diabetes, heart problems, and even testosterone levels.
People with sleep apnea fail to get a good night’s sleep, even if they spend more than seven hours in bed. Why? Because of this condition, which generally affects men, causes those who suffer from it to stop breathing for short periods of time while sleeping (usually between 10 and 30 seconds).
This problem makes people wake up several times during the night without them realizing it. That’s why people wake up in the morning very tired and even in a bad mood. For example, in severe cases, apnea can occur hundreds of times each night.
So those with sleep apnea may also be less alert during the day, increasing the chance of accidents. Those who do not receive treatment are estimated to be up to seven times more likely to suffer traffic accidents and are more likely to develop high blood pressure (hypertension).
Sleep apnea is related to sexual impotence. Scientists who are professionals in the art of sleep did a study in June in the United States and found that those who received treatment to solve sleep problems as well. they were able to resolve their difficulties in confidentiality. To reach these data, researchers at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda analyzed 92 men around the age of 46, on average, who – when diagnosed with sleep apnea. In the first phase, they used a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, which is a mask that is placed over the mouth and nose and forces open airways with a stream of air.
In developing this study, most participants were overweight at the beginning of the study, and 46% said they had erectile dysfunction and 27% said they had decreased libido. After 6 months in which they were monitored, the researchers found that both sexual function and the frequency of sleep apnea episodes improved among those using CPAP machines, and erectile dysfunction disappeared at 41 % of men who claimed to have erection problems.
People need to be aware that these CPAP devices for sleep apnea do not work for everyone. Not only are they expensive, some people cannot sleep with them, but they are uncomfortable with the mask or bothered by noise.
Nowadays there are other alternatives for solving sleep apnea, these are surgery or other less invasive ways. Among them is weight loss. It also helps you wear a device in your mouth (which is customized by a dentist). Depending on the cause, any neurological or cardiovascular condition that exists can be treated.
In conclusion, I recommend that you do not stop looking for help and advice. Remember that reducing sleep apnea will reduce your risk of sexual dysfunction (and / or improve your sexual performance).