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Top 10 Things That Can Reduce Sex Drive

        Health | Sexuality

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Not Tonight; I'm Exhausted
Putting in extra hours at the office may help your career, but it won't help your marriage if you're too tired to perform.
Putting in extra hours at the office may help your career, but it won't help your marriage if you're too tired to perform.
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There's a reason that it's called the "daily grind." Running around from sun up to sundown can wear you out. Between long workdays, relationship and family issues, and other commitments, there's rarely time left in the evening for feeling passionate.

And even if there is time, the timing often isn't right, with one partner wanting to initiate foreplay and the other simply wanting to initiate a good night's sleep.

When you're tired, it takes a toll on your entire body. You're not operating at 100 percent. Sleep deprivation directly affects hormone production, which directly affects sex drive. In simple terms, when you're feeling sluggish, you're not likely to feel sexy.

There are also medical conditions to consider, such as chronic insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome and sleep apnea. These conditions can be as deceptive as they are debilitating, and they often require medical attention.

For those who are merely run down, a light regimen of exercise can help re-energize your body, leaving you with more zip at the end of the day and more interest in cuddling with your partner. Also, to get a better night's rest, avoid drinking alcohol close to bedtime.

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