Preparing to conceive – sleep quality

The connection between sleep and fertility is not always self evident, although getting to bed early with your partner may for some couples have obvious benefits.
You may not realise that the quality and quantity of your sleep influences sex hormones, sperm production, ovulation, immune factors, weight gain, mood, stress levels and longevity as well as the more obvious stamina.

Getting enough good quality sleep is an essential part of preparing for conception for all these reasons. Acupuncture as method to  assist in establishing sound sleep patterns has been the subject of a number of trials, most with positive findings. Meta-analysis of these trials presents difficulty due to many different trial methods and hence no firm clinical recommendations can be made at this time.

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