Does that mean we aren’t going to spend the night together again, I jokingly inquired. WHAT IS SLEEP APNEAAccording to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), sleep apnea “… When you are a teenager or a young man it is a frequent thing to wake up with an erection, or “morning wood.” Those days had long since passed me by. I could still have sex pre-CPAP, but, to put it in sports parlance, my team was only showing up for some of the big games; not practice or scrimmages. Furthermore, insurance will offset much of the cost of the machine, as well as the sleep study tests. According to the International Society for Sexual Medicine (and they should know):“Many men find that their erections improve once they start treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Many men who use CPAP have better erections even if they haven’t been diagnosed with erectile dysfunction.She was not amused, and we did not spend the night again together. can occur when the upper airway becomes blocked repeatedly during sleep, reducing or completely stopping airflow. If the brain does not send the signals needed to breathe, the condition may be called central sleep apnea.” Your upper airway becomes blocked by your tongue or softening of your soft palette and it cuts off the oxygen to your brain. My brain isn’t getting air 100% of the time while I am sleeping. I mean look at that totally un-sexy monstrosity: MORE REAL LIFE SLEEP APNEA ISSUESOver the years I became fond of taking naps. I would justify them by telling people that I felt great after a nap and I was way more productive as well. Common symptoms of sleep apnea: Yep, I had been having issues with erectile dysfunction and decreased libido too. Sometimes I wake up and wonder if I am high or something. Going to the bathroom in the middle of the night has lessened considerably. And in case you are wondering, the CPAP machine I got was the Philips Respironics Dream Station Auto Machine with Heated Humidifier. Improved sleep can lead to better testosterone production and allows more oxygen into the body.
Addressing your sleep apnea with CPAP, or other methods, can improve your erectile dysfunction. My ex-wife would be asleep within seconds of hitting the bed and it never bothered her. I couldn’t hear myself snore so it wasn’t keeping me awake.And that matters why, I muttered to myself dismissively. According to the NHLBI, sleep apnea may increase your risk of the following disorders: And what did I do about to prevent these conditions from occuring? Mainly because I did not want to sleep with a damn CPAP machine. includes a mask or other device that fits over your nose or your nose and mouth, straps to position the mask, a tube that connects the mask to the machine’s motor, and a motor that blows air into the tube.”Basically, its a machine that blows air into your upper airway to ensure that it stays open so your brain can continue to receive oxygen. I also got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom quite a bit as well. I can deal with getting up in the middle of the night and being tired and, well, just about anything. Things worked; just not as well and not all the time. I signed up for one of the two sleep study tests you can do. Testosterone and oxygen are important for erections.”“A study out of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., assessed the erectile function and libido of 92 men who were newly diagnosed with OSA and starting CPAP therapy.I continued snoring right along and annoying more fine ladies. Depending on how much fluid I drank in the evening it could be 5–6 times. But you talk about taking sex away from me and you have my full attention. I just attributed it to age and some previous heart issues. One test involves taking home a device that is similar to a CPAP and sleeping with it for one night. Erectile dysfunction (ED) is common in OSA patients, and nearly half of the men in the Walter Reed study reported the presence of ED.