Poor Sleep can Cause Impotence and Incontinence

Two new research studies have revealed that sleep problems can cause erectile dysfunction and incontinence.

In the first study, a link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and erectile dysfunction was found. The research study analyzed 870 middle aged men who were also obese. It was found that 63% of the volunteers had OSA. The researchers also discovered that those who had erectile dysfunction were twice more likely to also suffer from OSA. The researchers opine that men suffering from erectile dysfunction should get themselves checked for OSA.

The other study revealed that sleep problems can cause incontinence, urinary tract issues and nocturia (the urge to get up at night to urinate).

Both studies will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in Washington, D.C.

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