SLEEP LOSS CAN DAMAGE MALE FERTILITY

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Men who get too little sleep may be damaging their fertility, according to new research.

Scientists found that young men who suffered disturbed sleep had sperm counts that were more than a quarter lower than those who slept more. Those who suffered disturbed sleep with less than six hours a night also had lower sperm quality and smaller testicles. It is thought that poor sleep interferes with the body’s ability to produce sperm. Tina Kold Jensen, who led the study at the University of Southern Denmark, said: “Men with a high level of sleep disturbance had a 29% lower adjusted sperm concentration. ”This appears to be the first study to find associations between sleep disturbances and semen quality.” Scientists found that young men who suffered disturbed sleep had sperm counts that were more than a quarter lower than those who slept more.Those who suffered disturbed sleep with less than six hours a night also had lower sperm quality and smaller testicles. It is thought that poor sleep interferes with the body’s ability to produce sperm. Tina Kold Jensen, who led the study at the University of Southern Denmark, said: “Men with a high level of sleep disturbance had a 29% lower adjusted sperm concentration. ”This appears to be the first study to find associations between sleep disturbances and semen quality.”

 

Article from: www.telegraph.co.uk