Fathers who co-sleep with their children may lose some
testosterone as a result.


A new study published online in the journal PLoS ONE looked at 25
to 26-year-old dads living in the Philippines and measured the
presence of the hormone in the body. 


Over 90 per cent of the males evaluated shared a bed with their child or children and these people were found to
have lower testosterone levels in the evening than solitary
sleepers.


Notre Dame anthropologist Lee Gettler, who is the author of the
study, said: "Understanding how [co-sleeping] may impact physiology
is important in understanding men's health and our thinking about
fatherhood as a component of men's health."


He added the results could have an impact on the day-to-day
wellbeing of men who share their mattress with their
offspring.


The investigation may be recreated in the US to see if a similar
set of results are recorded.


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