Women are becoming more familiar with lifestyle habits that can affect fertility, like diet, exercise and stress but there is new evidence that suggests that exposure to artificial light could be a factor in fertility reduction, particularly in older women.

Working night-shifts, travelling across time zones and any activity which disrupts regular sleep-patterns can be problematic and this includes exposure to light from electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and phones – a huge proportion of us are probably guilty of checking social media in bed and leaving devices on the bedside table. If this is you, and you are trying to get pregnant, maybe you need to examine and adapt your habits?

In future, try and keep a regular pattern, waking and going to bed at more-or-less the same time. Eat regularly, and leave your devices outside of the bedroom.

You can read more about this interesting research here.

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