Hit the sheets earlier

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When Addyi, a drug intended to recharge female libido, got a thumbs-up from the FDA in August 2015, its manufacturers hailed it as the biggest sexual health breakthrough since the pill. But after more than a year on the market, the drug doesn't seem to be turning many women on, due to a number of factors. Here are a few other ways to reignite the flame:

Hit the Sheets Earlier
When young women got more sleep, they were 14 percent likelier to engage in partnered sexual activity the following day, research from the University of Michigan found. “These results were independent of any beneficial effects on mood and energy. The bioavailability of sex hormones such as testosterone, which has been linked to sleep quality and quantity, may play a role,” says lead study author David Kalmbach, PhD.