Sleep Hack: Men & Women & Differences in Circadian Rhythms

There’s an important variable that influences your internal clock: sex. It turns out, male and female circadian rhythms don’t exactly match up. Men’s clocks tend to run truer to a full 24-hour cycle or longer (on average, men have a circadian cycle that’s six minutes longer than for women ) meaning they may feel less tired in the evening. In women, the internal clock is more likely to be shorter than a full 24-hour cycle, making it more likely that they will awaken earlier, which may also increase their susceptibility to early-waking sleep disturbances like insomnia.

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Longevity Tip ~ 3 Cheers for Frequent Sex

Seriously. Lie back and think about this one. A 1997 study of over 900 men aged 45-59 found that men who reported more frequent orgasms (at least twice a week) had a 50 percent lower risk of death from coronary heart disease than their less-frequently orgasming (less than once a month) counterparts. The researchers say the findings can’t exactly prove a causal relationship, but they did say there was “evidence of a dose-response relation across the groups.” Other studies have shown women who have more frequent orgasms during intercourse are more likely to live longer than those who don’t. Researchers say it could be because a happy and healthy sex life can contribute to a happy and healthy relationship, which in turn can have a positive effect on your health. 

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Longevity Tip ~ Exercise & Sex

Sixty-year-olds who exercise frequently report having the same amount of sex and sexual pleasure as people decades younger. One study examined the sexual frequency and satisfaction ratings of swimmers aged 60 and found that they were the same as those 20 years younger. If you exercise a lot, your “sexual age” will be years younger than your chronological age.

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