NEW YORK — A good night’s sleeps revives you for the day as well as gives you an extra strength in your sex life, according to a new study.
David Kalmbach from the University of Michigan Medical School has found that every extra hour of sleep improved the livelihood of sexual movement with a partner by 14 percent.
In a study of 171 women, those who obtained more sleep on a given night experienced greater sexual desire the next day.
“If you are having issues in the room, one of the things to consider is, are you sufficiently getting sleep,” Kalmbach asked in a paper that appeared in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Sleep was also essential for genital arousal, such that women who slept longer on average experienced fewer problems with vaginal arousal than women who obtained less sleep.
Kalmbach said his findings covered well slept women over the time.
“The impact of sleep on sexual desire and arousal has received little attention in the field, but these findings show that inadequate sleep can diminish sexual craving and arousal for women,” Kalmbach added.
Excess use of social media may lead to depression and loneliness
Excessive use of social media like Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram could lead to depression and loneliness as this habit is associated with poor well-being,researchers have warned.
A new study, being published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, showed that limiting screen time on these apps could boost one’s wellness.
The study has tried to look into the causal side of things, and see whether people may actually feel better when they cut down on social media.
“Our findings strongly suggest that limiting social media use to approximately 30 minutes per day may lead to significant improvement in well-being,” the authors concluded.
“When you are not busy getting sucked into clickbait social media, you are actually spending more time on things that are more likely to make you feel better about your life,” said Melissa Hunt, associate director of clinical training at the University of Pennsylvania in the US.
For the study, researchers from the varsity, included 143 undergraduate participants. The team designed their experiment to include the three platforms most popular with the participants.
They monitored the students for a week to get a baseline reading of their social media use, and gave them questionnaires that assessed their well-being according to seven different factors: social support, fear of missing out (aka FOMO), loneliness, autonomy and self-acceptance (a measure of psychological well-being), anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.
They collected objective usage data automatically tracked by iPhones for active apps, not those running in the background, and asked respondents to complete a survey to determine mood and well-being.
“Using less social media than you normally would leads to significant decreases in both depression and loneliness. These effects are particularly pronounced for folks who were more depressed when they came into the study,” Hunt told Science Daily.
The researchers chose to limit social media, rather than have subjects stop using it altogether, because it was a more realistic option, she noted.