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