Long term sleep deprivation may increase infertility risk
According to studies conducted by Taiwan’s Tri-Service General Hospital from 2000 to 2010, of 16,000 women suffering from sleep deprivation for 6 years, show that their infertility risk is 3.718 times greater than those who do not suffer from sleep deprivation. Among women 26-30 years old who suffer from sleep deprivation, their infertility risk is 5.146 times greater, and among women 31-35 years old suffering from sleep deprivation, the risk is 3.356 times higher than the same age group who do not suffer from sleep deprivation.
Among Taiwanese women 25-44 years old, 20% suffer from sleep deprivation, and 11.3% suffer from chronic sleep deprivation.
Among women 20-25 years old who suffer from sleep deprivation, their infertility risk is 15.349 times higher than women 41-45 years old who suffer from sleep deprivation. The reason may because among Taiwanese women 20-25 years old, 20% suffer from anxiety due to work pressure while among those women 41-45 years old, only 8% suffer from anxiety.
In Taiwan, there is one infertile couple among every 6 couples. The reasons may be due to male infertility problems or female uterine and ovarian diseases.
Causes of higher infertility risk may be due to anxiety, stress and pollution.