Sleep apnea erectile dysfunction

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Can Sleep Apnea Surgery Decrease Risk Of ED? [Science: Yes]

By Johnathan P Cumberwell

Sleep is important. Not just to feel good and to have energy.

Sleep is also super important in order to function well in bed. Studies have shown that men that sleep little (5 hours at night) struggle more with erectile dysfunction than men that sleep more.

There is more than one reason for this, but one key reason is that you produce testosterone when you sleep.

Therefore, if you sleep 5 hours instead of 7 hours, you produce less testosterone.

And with less testosterone, you will normally find it much more difficult to function sexually.

Studies have also shown that men that struggle with the sleep disorder obstructive sleep apnea, are more likely to also struggle with ED.

A new study just came out that looked at whether med with obstructive sleep apnea who also underwent surgery for this condition, saw an improvement in erectile dysfunction.

This study analyzed more than 11,000 men and was published in the journal Andrology. You find a link to the study at the bottom of this post.

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So what exactly did this research study discover?

  • It found that obstructive sleep apnea patients who received surgical treatments had a 21% lower risk for developing ED
  • And also that obstructive sleep apnea patients without hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hyperuricemia, obesity, chronic kidney disease, or chronic liver disease were even less likely to struggle with ED, than those with at least one of these conditions

These numbers are quite convincing!

What this research says is that men who undergo surgery for sleep apnea and therfore presumably sleep better, also struggle less with erectile dysfunction. 

What is my takeaway from this research?

Simply that sleep is imperative for functioning sexually.

In the event you don’t sleep enough, this might give you a good reason for getting your 7 hours or so every night.

To read the source article, please go here.