What makes a woman want to sleep with a man? Is it true that a chap can laugh a woman into bed? Does he need to be tall, dark and handsome to stand any chance at all? Today, in the second extract from the new book Why Women Have Sex, by psychologists Cindy Meston and David Buss, we reveal the features that make a man appeal to a woman, and why, are far more fascinating and complex than you could imagine
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How well a woman sleeps has a great effect on the quality of her life. Everyone needs to make sure that they get enough sleep. This is especially true for women today. It is not easy to balance the demands of home, work, family and friends. It is even harder when a woman doesn't get the sleep that her body needs. As your sleep improves, you will find that you can think, work, and interact with others better. You will also feel healthier and be able to enjoy life more than ever before. Recent studies have paid a lot more attention to women and how they sleep. Studies have looked closely at women's sleep patterns, needs, and special problems.
Reuters Health - Older women who sleep well at night are more likely to have satisfying sex lives, a recent study suggests. Postmenopausal women reported less sexual activity and less sexual satisfaction if they also had trouble sleeping through the night, researchers found. The women had answered questions about their sexual function in the previous year and their sleep in the previous month. Overall, 56 percent of the women reported being at least somewhat satisfied with their current sexual activity. Additionally, 52 percent reported sexual activity with a partner during the previous year. Nearly one third of women had insomnia, as determined by a tool that takes into account their ability to fall asleep, how often they wake during the night and overall sleep quality. After accounting for variables that may influence the results, like hot flashes and vaginal dryness, the researchers found that women who scored high on the insomnia tool were about 8 percent less likely to report being satisfied with their sex lives.
Did you know that men and women have different sleep experiences? On the whole, women report more sleep disturbances than men. A cool bedroom is conducive to better sleep. Room temperatures between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit are optimal. Given increases in core body temperature during menstruation, it can be even more important to maintain a cool bedroom environment during menses. We begin to feel sleepy when our body temperature drops. You can enhance this effect by taking a warm bath or shower prior to bed.