March 17, 2017, 8:24 p.m
Scientists from the University of Southern Denmark have found a relationship between men’s sleep problems and their ability to conceive. The experiment involved 1000 men, whose average age was 20 years. They donated seminal fluid and filled out a special questionnaire with questions about their sleep. In particular, they had to be told how quickly they fall asleep, how often they wake up in the middle of the night, and how long their uninterrupted sleep is.
The data obtained allowed scientists to conclude that in men who had sleep disturbances, the number of spermatozoa decreased by 25%. In addition, their testicles were smaller than average. In addition, sleep problems affect the level of the hormone testosterone: the longer a man spends without sleep, the lower the level of the hormone.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown that chronic sleep deprivation contributes to the development of cardiovascular disease.
Experts emphasize that bad habits (alcohol, smoking, overeating) and stress often become the causes of poor sleep.
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