How Insomnia Disturbs Your Sex Life And How To Beat It

December 6, 2017

in Lifestyle

Insomnia is a real downer. It can negatively impact all aspects of your life. You’re tired, grouchy, not motivated. You begin to think only about sleep. It can affect you both mentally and physically as your body attempts to fight the effects of sleep deprivation. Something that you might not know could be affected is your sex life. Your libido will undoubtedly decrease; this can wreak havoc on your sex life.

  1. Mental and Physical Symptoms

With insomnia, you’re going to have low-energy, fatigue, and just general sleepiness. This can lead to increased anxiety and depression. The last thing on your mind is activities that require you to actually expend what little energy you have left. That includes sex.

  1. Your Partner is Affected

Even though you are the one combating insomnia, your partner will feel the effects of the lost sex life as well. Both parties can be affected by your constant tossing and turning, resulting in no one getting any sleep. Your partner may even wind up sleeping somewhere else, or asking you to move to another room. Sleeping separately will ensure that no sex or intimacy takes place and an emotional rift can start to develop between the two of you.

  1. It’s Like a Parasite

Insomnia can become the new shadow that you hate and can’t get rid of. It will follow you around all day, never letting you forget about its existence. You won’t be able to concentrate, your enthusiasm for life will be stripped away, and you’ll fall into a pit of despair.Those moments of playfulness with your partner become replaced with hostility and begrudging feelings.

The longer this continues, the worse those feelings of resentment can deepen.

  1. Seek Professional Help

It’s up to you, dear insomniac, to take proactive measures. Dating for Grown Ups isn’t easy. You have to be an adult and admit that you have a problem. While no one chooses insomnia, it can affect you like an addiction. It can consume you.

You need to seek professional help.Sex is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Just because you don’t feel up to it, doesn’t mean that it should be gone forever. Don’t let insomnia take the place of your partner. Do what is necessary to protect your own health, and the health of your relationship.

  1. Do the Little Things

Little things like eating well, cutting caffeine, and exercising more can have positive impacts on insomnia’s hold in your life. Mediation, cutting back on the television or cell phone have also proven to have rewarding effects. When all else fails, seek out a doctor. They might be able to prescribe you some sleep aide medication. Perhaps you have some issues that are keeping you up at night and need to speak to a therapist. Your general practitioner will be able to point you in the right direction.

Don’t take your relationship for granted. Your partner loves you and is willing to wait out this rough patch. But don’t expect your partner to wait forever.


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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.

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