Ladies, tell your man that binge watching TV shows late at night can lower his sperm count.
While everyone enjoys a binge watch session of television shows they are obsessed about, some people know that the effects of staying up late watching television aren’t encouraging.
Watching TV late into the night can disturb your sleep and you will be tired in the morning.
And now, according to a new study, staying up late and binge watching your favourite TV programmes can also lower sperm count in men.
The Danish study looked at 104 couples who had been trying to conceive for two years, with the average age of the men participants being 34.
The study found that those who stay up late, whether it is binge watching TV shows or playing video games have a much lower count that men who go to bed early.
According to the study, an hour can really make a difference – men in bed by 10.30pm had four times better sperm quality than those staying up after 11.30pm.
However, it’s really all about how much sleep they get – guys who get 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep each night have a normal sperm count and many (not all) find it easier to conceive.
Professor Hans Jakob Ingerslev, co-author of the study from Aarhus University, said:
“These were men who had been trying to have a baby for about two years and an early bedtime was likely to be important because it allowed them to get more sleep.”
Meanwhile, a gynecologist at Manchester University NHS Trust said: “They should think about what is keeping them up and try to change their habits, whether it’s binge-watching Netflix or sending emails.
“Going to bed earlier with their partner may also increase their opportunity for sex, improving their chances of success further.”
I hope men understand how important the quality of their sperm is when it comes to making babies and do the needful.