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A Man's Sleep Habits Actually Affect His Partner's Ability To Get Pregnant

Heterosexual couples who are trying to conceive should pay more attention to their sleep, new research suggests ― particularly how much sleep the man gets. Researchers found that men who get either too little or too much sleep decreased their chances of getting pregnant with their partner over a 12-month period by as much as 42 percent, according to data recently presented at the annual conference of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Men who got eight hours of sleep per night had the highest rates of pregnancy with their partners, study author Lauren Wise, a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Boston University’s School of Public Health, told The Huffington Post. “Our results suggest that perhaps male fertility could be added to the list of positive health outcomes associated with getting a good night’s sleep,” she said. The study was the first to record men’s sleep duration and then prospectively measure how that affected those men’s ability to get a partner pregnant, Wise said. Men who slept more conceived quicker Wise and her colleagues recruited 790 couples who were planning to get pregnant from all 50 states in the U.S. and all 10 provinces in Canada. The couples answered a series of questions about their sleep patterns and lifestyle in an online survey.  The researchers followed up with the couples for a year to see how quickly they conceived. Men who reported sleeping fewer than six hours a night ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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While atopic dermatitis (AD) is known to impact sleep among clinical populations, little is known about the association between AD disease activity and sleep over time among community-based populations. We aimed to determine whether children with active AD have impaired sleep duration and quality compared to children without AD throughout childhood using data from 11,432 individuals in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a population-based prospective birth cohort in the UK. The annual period prevalence of active AD (assessed by maternal report of a typical itchy flexural rash in the past year, as defined ...
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Clinical Research: Epidemiology of Skin Diseases Source Type: research
Most children with atopic dermatitis (AD) suffer from sleep-wake disturbance. Guidelines recommend assessment of sleep in AD, yet methodology is lacking. We performed a cross-sectional study of the new PROMIS Pediatric sleep measure (sleep disturbance/SDI and sleep related impairment/SRI) in child/parent dyads. Participants ages 5-17 years with AD had assessments via self (if ≥8y) or parent-proxy for disease severity (Patient Oriented Eczema Measure (POEM)) and health-related quality of life measures.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Clinical Research: Patient Outcomes Research Source Type: research
During sleep, the skin is exposed to various environments for example low or high humidity and the average of 7 to 8 hours of sleeping in those situations can affect skin condition. Therefore, the objective of this study is to determine skin characteristics according to humidity during sleep. Eleven healthy women in their ages of 20s and 30s were controlled. They slept more than 7hours at lower than 30% relative humidity(RH) environment on the first day and at higher than 70% on the second day. The room temperature were controlled 22 ±5°C.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Clinical Research: Pathophysiology and Therapeutics Source Type: research
Introduction: Pregnancy is a particular physiological state inducing major changes to the woman skin. Previous work showed that areas like abdomen, subjected to a high mechanical stress, are greatly impacted from a mechanical point of view. Other properties of this area are certainly impacted, among which the hydration and the barrier function. The goal of our study is to evaluate the impact of pregnancy on these two properties on the abdomen using a non invasive biochemical approach. Methods: A clinical study has been conducted on 15 non-pregnant women and 26 pregnant women at the 8th month of pregnancy and 4 months after delivery.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Epidermal Structure and Barrier Function Source Type: research
Recently, men are increasingly interested in skin and beauty. However, men are exposed to environment that can aggravate their skin, such as smoking or ultraviolet rays. In particular, there is a report that Korean men drink more and sleep less than recommended level. Therefore, we investigated the changes of men skin after stress factors of drinking alcohol and sleep deprivation in this study. The healthy males (30-36 years, n=20) who often drink alcohol and lack of sleep participated in a study.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Skin of Color Source Type: research
Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a pruritic dermatosis that significantly affects sleep and quality of life. Currently, there are no large-scale studies characterizing the demographics or comorbidities of patients with PN. For this study, retrospective data on the demographics and comorbidities of patients 18 years and older with PN seen at the Johns Hopkins Hospital system (JHH) from 12/6/12-12/6/17 were collected using EPIC. Patients with PN were compared to race-matched controls with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis after adjustment for multiple testing.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Skin of Color Source Type: research
Since entering the industrialized age, we have introduced artificial lights in our life, this is called Light Pollution. Artificial light has been created in order to lengthen the days either for work or for our modern life. This causes a loss of the normal evening/night reduction in light that used to give clues to our body to be ready for sleep and other functions, impacting our natural circadian rhythm. Our biological functions rhythm has been found to be dependent on us being exposed to daylight and darkness and the disruption of this rhythm by light pollution has been now shown to have profound health effects.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Tissue Regeneration and Wound Healing Source Type: research
Wound healing is an interactive biological process, involving resident cells as well as distant cells issued from bone barrow. The 3 steps of wound healing, namely inflammation, proliferation and remodeling are finely regulated. Our team has recently shown that a peculiar subpopulation of Microchimeric Fetal Cells (MFCs), transferred from the fetus to the mother during pregnancy, specifically migrated to wounded skin and enhanced skin healing though Ccl2/Ccr2 pathway. Pregnancy is characterized by increased hormonal levels and also a high number of circulating fetal cells.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Tissue Regeneration and Wound Healing Source Type: research
DiscussionPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 6-8% of reproductive-age women making it the most common endocrinopathy in this age group. There is no consensus on the specific diagnostic criteria for PCOS in adolescents as many of the characteristics overlap with normal adolescent physiology. However, patients should have evidence of hyperandrogenism, oligo- or amenorrhea, and potentially polycystic ovaries. PCOS has a genetic component although a specific gene has not been identified. Incidence of PCOS is 20-40% for a woman with a family history. Hyperandrogenism Androgen levels change during puberty therefore actual ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Have you been trying to get pregnant with no success? I've been there. You are not alone. Infertility affects more and more couples each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of 2010 about 6.7 million American women suffer from infertility. Infertility is defined as as the inability to conceive after one year of well-timed, unprotected intercourse (or after six months if the woman is over 35) or the inability to carry a viable pregnancy to live birth. It's important to remember that having infertility isn't just about not being able to conceive, but it also represents the inability to stay pregnant as we...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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