Poor sleep will elevate your cortisol levels and the vicious cycle begins because you produce more cortisol during the stress of not sleeping and - you guessed it…you sleep less. Poor quality sleep will also drop your testosterone levels by as much as 20%. Have you ever woken up, feeling moody, less vigorous? Your T levels will be at their lowest from late afternoon to early evening, which is when you are probably looking to get into some “petting’ - Poor sleep can be the culprit for lackluster innings with your partner. When you’re lying in bed at night, thinking about stressful things and even eating the wrong foods, can raise your cortisol levels, which in the long run, translates to disease and premature aging.

Sleep next to your partner, and make sure you touch.- But it doesn’t just matter whether you sleep next to your partner or in separate beds altogether – how close you are matters too. 85% of those who slept less than an inch apart reported being happy in their relationship. This percentage kept decreasing the further apart people slept. So if you and your partner usually sleep quite far apart, give moving closer a try and see if it makes you happier and sleep better. In the end, the latter is still the most important, so if you just can’t fall asleep while hugging, don’t feel bad for sleeping back to back as usual.

Try to sleep naked. Researchers at the University of Amsterdam found that lowering your skin temperature increases the depth of your sleep and reduces the number of times you wake up in the night. Stripping down to your birthday suit is a great way to lower your skin temperature without changing the temperature of the room.

Here’s a pre-bed cocktail that I have been taking, which works like a tranquilizer

Stir a tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a cup of hot water.

Good Night! xx

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