A study has revealed that women above 50 can have a better sex life if they get enough sleep.

The research carried out by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) analysed data from 93,668 women between ages 50 and 79.

56 percent of the women who participated said they were very satisfied with their current sexual activity, and 52 percent reported sexual activity with a partner within the last year while 31 percent reported insomnia.

Researchers found that the women who got less than 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night were more likely to have an unsatisfactory sex life.

Older women who deprive themselves of good night sleep or unable to sleep well are less likely to be sexually active when compared to younger women.

JoAnn Pinkerton, executive director of NAMS said, “women and healthcare providers need to recognise the link between menopause symptoms and inadequate sleep and their effects on sexual satisfaction.

“There are effective treatment options to help with sleep disruption and sexual satisfaction, including hormone therapy, which this study confirmed to be effective at menopause for symptomatic women.”

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