The writer discusses older, somewhat menopausal women who suffer from insomnia and the results regarding their sex drive and health. Sleep seems to have an effect on older women who spend less than 7-8 hours a night resting. Of those who didn’t rest, a good majority were not sexually active. Other links besides sexual factors in life included stress, anxiety, depression, and various others. The linkage is important because identifying sleep and it’s correlation to sexual satisfaction, especially in menopausal women who experience hormonal imbalances throughout the menopause cycle, allows further research into hormones that may be able to treat various symptoms in older woman and improve their sleep quality, thereby improving their sexual satisfaction and also improving their mental health.
- 1Researchers led by Dr. Juliana Kling of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., tracked data from nearly 94,000 women aged 50 to 79. The investigators found that 31 percent had insomnia, and a little more than half (56 percent) said they were somewhat or very satisfied with their sex life.
- 2But too little sleep — fewer than seven to eight hours a night — was linked with a lower likelihood of sexual satisfaction, the findings showed.
- 3Age played a key role in outcomes. For example, the study found that older women were less likely than younger women to be sexually active if they slept fewer than seven to eight hours per night.
The investigators found that 31 percent had insomnia, and a little more than half (56 percent) said they were somewhat or very satisfied with their sex life.
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