You’re exhausted, but you toss and turn every night with insomnia. Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea or another sleeping disorder.
Loss of sleep is positively correlated with a decrease in overall testosterone levels. A study done in 2011 found that hours of sleep loss accumulated each week lowered testosterone levels by as much as 15% in a group of healthy, young men.
Further research found that 15% of adult workers in the U.S. get 5 hours of sleep or less per night, which suggests that sleep loss over time can have negative consequences on a man’s testosterone levels and general well-being.
It’s a bit of a chicken and egg situation: poor sleep patterns lower testosterone and low testosterone can lead to poor sleep. If you improve your testosterone levels, your quality of sleep will improve.
If you are having difficulty sleeping and experience any of the other symptoms below, we encourage you to get your testosterone levels checked: