Too Tired for Sex?

Sleep deprivation is certainly a common ailment for geeks, probably because many of us take advantage of the nighttime hours to catch up on our geeky doings, like… debugging a particularly nasty line of code, or raiding Icecrown Citadel in World of Warcraft, or (if you spent the last month like I did) catching up on a few years’ back episodes of Lost. In the long term, this could actually lead to an unsatisfying sex life for yourself and your partner.

Not that this is news, really, but the New York Times has assured us: you are not alone! According to a new study by the National Sleep Foundation, 1 in 4 Americans who are married or living with someone aren’t getting enough sleep and are often just too tired for sex.

Of course, we also know from other research that geeks are great in bed, so maybe that makes up for the sleep deprivation. So what about you guys? Do you think you have a healthy sex-to-sleep-to-[insert geek activity here] ratio? Are you often finding yourself too tired for having sex?

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4 Responses to Too Tired for Sex?

  1. I suppose a “healthy ratio” would be when you don’t suffer from the lack of either sex or sleep. However, you can suffer from the lack of BOTH and have the same “ratio” as the next person. Wouldn’t it make more sense to form a ratio of sex/sleep/everything else?

    That being said, I suffer from a chronic lack of sleep since widowhood convinced me that time is the most precious thing we can have. Still, my body forces me to adjust and oversleep once a week or so. My sex life is just fine, thank you -but I am a newlywed, so that might be different in a few years. I hope not.

  2. I suppose a "healthy ratio" would be when you don't suffer from the lack of either sex or sleep. However, you can suffer from the lack of BOTH and have the same "ratio" as the next person. Wouldn't it make more sense to form a ratio of sex/sleep/everything else?

    That being said, I suffer from a chronic lack of sleep since widowhood convinced me that time is the most precious thing we can have. Still, my body forces me to adjust and oversleep once a week or so. My sex life is just fine, thank you -but I am a newlywed, so that might be different in a few years. I hope not.