Sex apnea?

Treatment for sleep apnea improves sexual performance, in addition to other perks

Men who suspect they suffer from sleep apnea but fear that an awkward-looking CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine might cramp their style in the bedroom should reconsider getting tested. Not only does treatment increase restfulness, lower blood pressure and improve overall health, but it also can increase your performance in the bedroom, according to a recent study conducted at Walter Reed Military National Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Researchers studied 92 men, average age 46, who began using CPAP machines after being diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. After six months of treatment, erectile dysfunction vanished in 41 percent of those who reported it. Others with diminished to normal libido also reported a boost in sexual performance.

The National Sleep Foundation estimates 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, but 90 percent may not know it.

Source: U.S. News and World Report