Some studies suggest a link between sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction. Many men facing severe sleep apnea also present symptoms of erectile dysfunction. In addition to physical causes, the state of sleep deprivation may result in psychological factors that disrupt sexual behavior. Bringing exhaustion and stress into the bedroom also adds to existing feelings of frustration and tension around sexual activity and may add to biological factors effecting sexual function.
Part of this connection occurs due to the mechanism whereby testosterone is produced while sleeping. When there is less sleep, there may be a lower amount of testosterone. Additionally, the function of blood vessels and oxygen supply may be impaired for people with sleep apnea, and this can make prolonged arousal difficult.
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