Sleep Can Affect Men's Fertility

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Sleep Can Affect Men's Fertility
Thu, 08-08-2013 - 5:25pm

Researchers have found that sleep issues can affect a man's fertility: 

Danish researchers examined over 950 men over the course of three years. Each of the men contributed a sperm sample and also filled out a survey regarding their sleep habits as well their lifestyle. The findings, which were published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that men who reported a high number of sleep disturbances had a 29% lower concentration of sperm in their semen. The sperm that they did have was also more likely to be damaged or abnormal.

In other words, a poor night’s rest seems to be associated with a lower volume of sperm, as well as a lower volume of healthy sperm. The researchers also found that other lifestyle factors such as being overweight or being exposed to tobacco or other pollutants also negatively impaired a man’s fertility.

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The article also contains some tips for healthier sleep habits.  Does your SO have trouble sleeping?