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Men warned: poor sleep 'linked to erectile problems'

Jonathan Warren

19.05.2011

Sleep

Jonathan Warren
sb10064105t-001If you're finding that you can't get much sleep every night, it may be affecting your quality of life in other ways, too. That's because two new studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) in Washington DC reported links between sleep disorders and both erectile dysfunction and incontinence. Researchers found that sleep apnoea can lead to erectile problems. It was explained that this slightly embarrassing dysfunction is more than twice as likely to happen to those with the apnoea-related issues. Meanwhile, the second study linked men and women with restless sleep patterns to a higher chance risk of developing incontinence. AUA spokesman Dr Kevin T McVary said of the results: "We know that proper amounts of sleep and quality of sleep can impact a wide range of health conditions, including erectile function and lower urinary tract symptoms. "This data may help us better assess how helping patients modify their sleep patterns may help improve their health and overall quality of life."

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Jonathan Warren

Jonathan Warren

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