The effectiveness of in vitro fertilization is influenced by a number of factors. They include correct sleep schedule, as well as wake schedule of a woman.
Researchers from the University of Inje (Korea) conducted surveillance of 656 women preparing for IVF protocol. It turned out that the chances of a successful conception increase if a woman sleeps not less, but also not more than 7-8 hours.
Women, who sleep less than 7 hours per day, became pregnant by 15% less frequently than those who sleep 7-8 hours. And for those who like to sleep longer, at least 9-10 hours, the probability of pregnancy was reduced by 25%.
The researchers note that such a mechanism is likely to work for women trying to conceive naturally as well. It is also recommended to go to bed and get up at the same time; this increases the chances of a successful conception by 43%.