Study suggests that sleep apnea may reduce male fertility

A study in the November issue of SLEEP suggests that the intermittent hypoxia associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could induce fertility reduction in male patients. The study mimicked OSA in a case-control comparison using a mouse model. According to a commentary on the study, a possible “sperm crisis” may be occurring, due in part to the increasing incidence in sleep disturbance. 

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2014-11-06T00:00:00+00:00November 6th, 2014|Research|