SNORING is ruining women’s sex lives, research suggests.
It disrupts sleep, making them tired and less likely to fancy getting fruity.
And if they do get in the mood, they are 70 per cent more likely to have a condition which blocks orgasms.
Researcher Dr Taylor Kohn said: “We found a strong association between female sexual dysfunction and poor sleep quality.
“Both often go undiagnosed and untreated.”
The findings are from analysis of the medical records of 3million women.
Those with sleep apnoea — which makes breathing stop and start noisily during sleep — were found to be twice as likely to have sexual arousal disorder, meaning they struggled to get turned on.
A link to female orgasmic disorder also meant many then struggled to climax.
And women with insomnia were found two to three times more likely than average to have sex problems.
Disruption to sleep is thought to trigger a drop in oestrogen and testosterone, hormones which are vital for sex drive and function.
Dr Kohn, from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, said: “Our findings support the need to recognise the important relationship between sleep and sexual health in women.”
Sleep apnoea is linked to being overweight so can be eased by losing weight and cutting alcohol and smoking.