3 unusual everyday things that may affect your fertility

It takes a healthy man and a healthy woman to have a healthy baby. Sometimes, however, it can be hard to conceive even if it’s with the right person, at the right time, and both parties are in good health.
It turns out that your fertility is affected by countless other factors than may not have even crossed your mind.

So, if you’re trying to fall pregnant, it’s important to learn what everyday things are affecting your fertility. Here are three usual but common things that may affect your fertility.

Artificial Nightlight
You already know that it’s bad for your eyes and your sleep cycle to stare at smart phone or tablet screen at night, but doing it can also mess with your fertility. According to a study published in Fertility and Sterility, exposure to artificial light can harm your ability to conceive by possibly affecting your melatonin levels.

Junk Food
If you’re not consuming the right nutrients, such as vitamin D, vitamin B6, monounsaturated fats, and zinc, you may be interfering with your body’s regulation of progesterone, insulin, and testosterone. These are important reproductive hormones.
Instead of consuming junk food, enrich your diet with healthy foods and make some changes to your shopping list.

Your Bed
Flame-retardants on your mattress, while they are meant to keep you safe from fires, may not be a good bet if you’re trying to conceive. The chemicals in these flame-retardants can be absorbed by your skin and into your bloodstream. Some studies have found a link between high levels of these chemicals and difficulty conceiving, but more research is needed. Try to use products made of wool, latex, and organic cotton as an alternative.