Sleep specialist Dr. Raj Dasgupta answers a viewer’s question about her lack of sex drive. She says she believes she has undiagnosed sleep apnea and asks, “Could that be linked to my low libido?” Dr. Dasgupta says, “Definitely.”
He shares that obstructive sleep apnea can cause a decrease in sexual desire, a decrease in sensation and less lubrication. The reason for this? Hormones. Testosterone and cortisol are both altered and this can have a negative effect on libido.
Dr. Dasgupta says to use diet, weight loss and exercise to help your libido but also, CPAP, a machine used to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Dasgupta's advice? “Get diagnosed, get treated, and get busy!”