Independent, UK – Getting an early night could help men become dads, according to a new a study which found those who hit the sack before 10:30 pm were up to four times more likely to have good quality sperm.
Men who got around eight hours sleep a night were also more likely to have healthy sperm than those who got less than seven.
Fertility experts said the findings suggest couples looking to conceive should consider limiting distractions that might keep them up at night, such as checking emails or watching Netflix.
The latest findings study looked at sleep patterns of around 100 male volunteers who were attending fertility clinics in Denmark, 48 of whom had healthy sperm and 56 with low-quality sperm. Sperm Donor #2757 Was One Busy Guy
Sleep plays a key role in moderating hormones and stress levels that can affect fertility, and sleep deprivation stress can cause the immune system to overreact and attack sperm.
Men “should think about what is keeping them up and try to change their habits, whether it’s binge-watching Netflix or sending emails,” said Dr. Raj Mathur, a consultant gynecologist at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
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