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 ...
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