What happened to your sex drive?
You may think lack of libido is the problem, but it may go deeper than that: Relationship issues are the most common reason for low desire, says Hilda Hutcherson, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University. “If you feel unappreciated and taken for granted, or if there is a lack of intimacy or loving feeling in your relationship, you’re not very likely to desire sex,” she explains. “I tell my patients that if they hate their partner, there is no amount of any drug that will make them desire to have sex with them.” Watch for these signs of a toxic relationship. But if all is well and good in your relationship, one of these medical causes for low sex drive could be to blame.
You’re sacrificing sleep
Cutting into your eight hours affects more just than how much coffee you’re going to need in the morning. In a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers found that women who slept more on a given night were more sexually aroused the next day. In fact, each additional hour of sleep increased the likelihood of next-day nookie by 14 percent. Try one of these secrets to sleep better naturally.