Sleep Apnea Treatment Results in Increased Sperm

If you suspect you have Sleep Apnea and have problems with infertility, this article might be exactly what you have been waiting for.  In a recent article posted by Jenna Zibnor which highlights:

“Infertility is broken down into three parts: female factor, male factor and a combined so both male and female,” said Dr. Adrienne Gentry, Carilion reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist.

and goes on to state

“Many times we can do some type of treatment if we do see sperm and sometimes even if we don’t see sperm in a sample we can go in and extract sperm from the testes,” said Gentry.

Though it’s also important to limit tobacco, alcohol and drug use, these factors alone may not be enough to increase total sperm count.  Sleep Apnea has a long list of consequences.  Including many people banned from the bedroom.  The NCBI says:

Obstructive sleep apnea is an underrecognized and underdiagnosed medical condition, with a myriad of negative consequences on patients’ health and society as a whole.

When looking at sperm count, Dr. Gentry had this to say:

Here, I’ve seen more and more male factor and I think it’s associated with men who are overweight or who have sleep apnea that hasn’t been diagnosed and treated. It’s crazy that treatment with a CPAP for two or three months completely improves their sperm to normal…

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