New York, Most people think that sleep deprivation only affects the productivity in the workplace because of its concentration decreases. And not only that, lack of sleep also affects your sex life because it can lead to impotence in men.
This finding is bad news for the men, both hobbies that have late nights and sleep problems, especially Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or stop breathing during sleep.Still time enough sleep, OSA makes the quality of sleep is reduced so that the same thing as lack of sleep.
The relationship between poor sleep quality with erectile dysfunction, aka impotence was revealed in a recent study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. The study involved 870 adult males with an average age of 47.3 years.
Of these, 63 percent of them have poor quality sleep due to suffering from OSA. After adjusting for various risk factors including obesity and smoking, patients with OSA 2 times more vulnerable to impotence than other participants.
The results of this study did not clarify whether OSA trigger impotence, or vice versa that trigger impotence OSA. But because the relationship between the two, the researchers recommend that patients should also be checked impotence sleep quality.
Lack of Sleep Also Associated with Urinary Problems
While in Massacusetts, researchers from New England Institute also found an association between poor sleep quality with various problems in the urinary tract.Various problems such as inconsistencies or beser urine, and urinary tract infections.
Not only in men, the relationship between poor sleep quality with urinary problems was more common in women. Men with sleep problems 8 percent more at risk of urinary disorders, while in women the figure higher at 13 percent.
Two new research results will be presented together in the annual meeting of American Urological Association (AUA), which will take place in Washington DC, this weekend.
“We already know that the quality and quantity of sleep can give far-reaching implications for health, including erectile dysfunction and various disorders of the urinary tract,” said AUA spokesman, Dr Kevin T McVary as quoted from HealthDay.
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