Being sick often means you have a major lack of energy—perhaps so little energy that it’s all you can do to sleep all day, or else feel constantly fatigued. Meanwhile, other illnesses can be so acute and so painful that they make a good night’s sleep more or less impossible. Fitting into both categories is PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), a condition that includes, among its many other symptoms, a variety of sleep disturbances.

But how, exactly, does an ovarian condition create so many problems in the body; problems that range from sleep maladies to obesity and infertility? The answer lies in the fact that it isn’t really an ovarian disorder at all, but a hormonal one!

PCOS and Your Hormones

In fact, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is the most common of all women’s hormonal disorders; millions of women suffer from it, including as many as 10-30% of all women of childbearing age.

The condition is rooted in Insulin Resistance. This is a very serious condition—one that, when left untreated, can also lead to such illnesses as diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome—and it works by robbing your body of its ability to properly absorb glucose from the blood stream.

The body, and the ovaries in particular, perceive this lack of insulin and react by increasing hormone production. This can cause a hormonal imbalance that might lead to sleep apnea, insomnia, and a range of other sleeping disruptions. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is also closely associated with disruptions of the thyroid, which can lead to fatigue.

And exactly how strong is the connection between PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and sleep disorders? A recent study indicated that women with this condition are some 30 times more likely to suffer from sleep obstructions than those without the condition!

Hope for a Good Night’s Sleep!

The daunting facts of this study aside, there is ultimately good news for women suffering this condition. That good news is that Insulin Resistance is an entirely reversible condition, and it can be reversed through healthy, natural means just by improving your lifestyle. Adding regular exercise to your life, and improving your nutritional habits, will go a long way toward reversing the effects of this condition, and ultimately helping you get a better night’s sleep!



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The other thing a women suffering Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) might do is to look into the Insulite Health PCOS 5-Element System that is available. In particular, the PCOS System is a process that offers hormone-balancing effects that have been scientifically calibrated to reverse the condition of PCOS. That means there is hope for women who properly educate themselves and engage in the process to thwart the effects of the condition and no reason why PCOS has to lead to sleeping problems.

Learn more about the subject of Sleep Disruptions and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and how it could be affecting your ability to get proper sleep, visit us on the web at  www.pcos.com/sleep-disorders-and-pcos

©Insulite Health, Inc., pcos.com. Insulite Health empowers women with PCOS to transform their lives through their PCOS 5-Element System – the number one solution for helping women heal from the symptoms of PCOS and hormone imbalance.

Robin Nielsen

Chief Wellness Officer at Insulite Health, LLC
Robin is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. She comes to Insulite Health with a passion for helping women live vibrant, passionate lives. Robin had her own struggles with health. As a teenager she suffered from digestive disorders, weight, acne and hypoglycemia. As an adult she continued to struggle with balancing blood sugar, adult acne, mood swings, weight gain, arthritic conditions in her hands and chronic inflammation. Robin understands first hand how symptoms of poor health can keep us from living the life we dreamed of.

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