According to researchers from Seoul National University, noisy suburban streets significantly impacts on a man’s ability to get a woman pregnant, a report on Daily Mail claims.
The researchers believe night-time noise present in cities disturbs sleep, leading to male infertility.
The researchers came to this conclusion after analysing 206,492 men aged between 20 and 59 from 2006 to 2013.
Noise levels were calculated using information from the National Noise Information System combined with the study’s participant’s postcodes.
The study which was published in the journal, Environmental Pollution, revealed night-time exposure to a noise level of 55 db, which is the equivalent of a suburban street, significantly affects a man’s fertility.
A previous research from Boston University also revealed getting less than six hours sleep every night can affect a man’s fertility.
“Sleep problems specifically have been associated with lower sperm concentrations, total sperm count and per cent of normal sperm morphology (shape), as well as decreased testosterone levels,” Dr Lauren Wise, author of the Boston University study, said.