Stress

Sleep is important for resetting your body’s hormones. Chronic fatigue may impact both your testosterone production and other hormones needed for sperm production. Aim for 6-8 hours of sleep a night.  And it’s not just quantity… sleep “quality” is important.  Try to unwind, avoid reading your phone in bed, and do your best to maintain a quality sleep schedule every night.
Are you generally feeling energetic?  Or sluggish?  Energy level can be directly linked to your health and wellness, and that can translate to your sperm quality.  Low energy level may also be tied to low-T.  Most men find that living a healthier lifestyle (better diet, more exercise, better sleep, etc.) leads to higher energy.

Pain

Pain is often your body trying to tell you that something is wrong. This is especially true with chronic pain (pain that lasts longer than 6 months). Think of chronic pain as a check engine light for your body, and check in with a doctor as soon as possible.

Pain Medication

Certain pain medications, especially opiates, suppress the production of testosterone and cortisol. When opiates are used in the short term, hormonal balance should be restored within a few hours. However, in the long term, opiate usage can continue to impact your hormones, leading to hypogonadism.

Everyone has stress.  Stress can arise from any number of aspects of someone’s life: work, relationships, finances, grief, legal, etc.  Finding ways to reduce your stress and anxiety can do wonders for your health, and especially your reproductive health.  When men experience stress, testosterone is converted into cortisol, a hormone that prevents the body from absorbing testosterone.  Try to unwind, find some “zen”, and your body and sperm will thank you.
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