Sleep Can Affect Men's Fertility
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|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.
Read more: http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/dr-laura-berman-on-love-and-sex/sleep-can-impact-a-mans-fertility/?xid=aol_eh-mens_2_20130805_&aolcat=HLT&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmaing5%7Cdl22%7Csec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D354011
The article also contains some tips for healthier sleep habits. Does your SO have trouble sleeping?