Noisy suburban streets reduce men ’s fertility
Researchers from Seoul National University believe night-time noise disturbs sleep, leading to male infertility. Fertility problems affect around one in six couples globally at least once in their lifetime.
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To evaluate the prevalence of sleep disorders and their impact in women presenting to an urban medical center with an infertility diagnosis compared to the general population of pre-menopausal women.
(Springer) Men who suffer from urological problems such as erectile dysfunction, urinary tract and bladder problems or infertility issues often also suffer from depression and sleep disorders. Physicians should therefore be aware of these risks so that they can refer their patients to relevant specialists and provide comprehensive and timely care of male patients. This is according to Arman Walia of the University of California Irvine in the US, in a study in the Springer Nature-branded IJIR: Your Sexual Medicine Journal.
Recently published data suggests that male fertility has declined over the past four decades. The reasons for the decline are unclear with up to 50% of cases of male infertility remaining unexplained (idiopathic male infertility). Whilst environmental factors and rising rates of obesity have been implicated, there is now growing evidence that sleep disturbance may be an independent causative factor. Indeed, the prevalence of sleep disturbance appears to be increasing in parallel with deterioration in population sperm quality, a commonly used surrogate marker of male fertility.
ConclusionThe major lifestyle factors discussed in the present review are amongst the multiple potential risk factors that could impair male fertility. However, their negative impact may well be mostly overcome by behaviour modification and better lifestyle choices. Greater awareness and recognition of the possible impact of these lifestyle factors are important amongst couples seeking conception.
AbstractPurpose of ReviewNon-standard shift work schedules negatively impact the overall health of shift workers, and several studies have shown that shift work, specifically, is detrimental to urogenital health. The aims of this study are to systematically review the literature and determine the effect of shift work on the outcomes of hypogonadism, male infertility, lower urinary tract symptoms, and urogenital cancers.Recent FindingsRecent evidence supports associations between non-standard shift work and an increase in the frequency of prostate cancer and the severity of erectile dysfunction, lower urinary tract symptoms...
Testosterone deficiency has been linked to several adverse health outcomes - including cardiovascular disease, erectile dysfunction, and metabolic syndrome. Recent data has suggested that abnormal sleep quality may result in lower testosterone levels. Using the 2011- 2012 National Health and Nutrition Surveys (NHANES) we assessed the effect of self-reported sleep patterns on serum testosterone while controlling for physical activity levels, co-morbidities, and baseline demographics.
General health and lifestyle factors can impact male reproductive health. In May 2015 we launched a 30-question online fertility risk assessment questionnaire of established male fertility risk factors based on a literature review, including age, body size, medical history, diet, exercise, sleep, and exposure to known toxins. A summary ″risk score″ was calculated by weighting responses from each man based on literature studies and a priori assumptions on risk of male infertility, subfertility, and sperm quality.
Melatonin is a sleep inducing hormone and a hormone of darkness, secreted by the pineal gland. It has a role in idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (iOAT) male infertility by its potent antioxidant effect. We aim to estimate seminal plasma and serum melatonin levels in iOAT patients compared with normal fertile male patients and the effect of exposure to light at night on their semen parameters.