Your bed isn’t just for baby-making antics, it’s also for sleep. And without a trip to the land of nod you’re not going to be in the best shape to procreate.
If you have interrupted REM cycles – when you dream – it could affect your testosterone production. This means lower libido, poor concentration, fatigue and weakness. You should aim for a solid eight hours a night.
While you’re getting some shut eye, your prolactin and leptin supplies are being replenished, helping regulate periods and ovulation. Fertility mainstays oestrogen, progesterone, LH and FSH are also being produced and secreted.
You should aim for seven to nine hours a night.