Dreaming of Pregnancy? Why Sleep Matters — A Lot

How many hours of sleep do you get per night? According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average woman between 30 and 60 years of age sleeps only 6 hours and 41 minutes per night. Sound about right?

The amount of shut-eye you get per night is especially significant to your reproductive capacity. Hormonal signals that control a number of reproductive functions are regulated during sleep, so even though you may think you're just missing that extra beauty sleep, you might also be missing your best chance to conceive. Let's take a look...