Trying to get pregnant? Then you might want to set your alarm in the morning
Are you trying to make your very own lockdown baby, but nothing has happened just yet?
Well, then you might want to start setting your alarm earlier in the morning.
Why? Well, because a new study has revealed that your chance of conceiving might be higher earlier in the day than at night.
In fact, according to research, the best time to conceive is in the morning time, and that the prime time for sperm is before 7.30 am.
Yep, it's true – not only did researchers at the University Hospital Zurich discover that just like us, sperm also has a 24-hour body clock. But it also seems the best time to get the most out of that sperm is at the break of dawn.
This was discovered when the researchers collected semen samples from more than 7000 men aged between 24 and 40, and discovered that the samples collected early in the morning had the highest levels of sperm concentration, as well as the most normal morphology (size and shape).
"Collection of semen in the early morning, where semen quality was highest, can be used to improve natural fertility."
There is some good news though if you are trying for a baby right now. The German researchers also discovered that the time of year also matters when it comes to male fertility, and that the most fertile months are March, April and May.