PCOS and Snoring: How Hormones Can Ruin A Good Night’s Rest!

PCOS and Snoring: How Hormones Can Ruin A Good Night’s Rest!

Nobody likes a snorer—least of all the person who has to sleep next to the snorer! But in truth, snoring isn’t just an annoyance, but a real problem that can lead to the offending party getting less restful, less rejuvenating sleep than they really need. In other words, snoring can lead to tiredness and fatigue. What’s more, it can often be linked to serious medical conditions—including PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).

But wait. You might know Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) as a condition that can cause infertility, and that is characterized, in many instances, by a string of cysts in the ovaries. So you might be wondering exactly how this condition can lead to problems snoring.

PCOS: How a Hormonal Imbalance Disrupts Your Zzzzzz’s

The key to understanding how this condition can lead to snoring and even to more severe sleeping problems—including sleep apnea—is to realize that it’s not really a condition of the ovaries alone, nor is it simply a matter of infertility. In reality, it is a hormonal imbalance—the most common of all women’s hormonal imbalances—and it is rooted in a condition known as Insulin Resistance.

Insulin Resistance is a condition in which the body can no longer absorb glucose from the blood sugar properly. The body tries to rectify this lack of insulin by producing more hormones—but an increase in hormones leads to an imbalance that can throw off many of the bodily systems. Snoring and sleep apnea, meanwhile, are closely related to obesity and weight gain, two of the hallmarks of Insulin Resistance.

A Natural Path to Restful Sleep

 The good news in all this is that a woman diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) does not have to resign herself to a lifetime of snoring or restless nights. Indeed, the condition of Insulin Resistance is reversible! It’s just a matter of improving your lifestyle, adopting better dietary habits and exercising more. Indeed, exercise has been shown to boost insulin sensitivity, while nutrition and exercise in tandem can help you to lose weight, combat your disorder, and ultimately regain those restful nights of sleep!

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The other thing a women suffering Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) might do is to look into the Insulite PCOS 5-Element System that is available. In particular, the PCOS System offers a process of hormone-balancing effects that have been scientifically calibrated to reverse the condition. That means there is hope for women who properly educate themselves 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 Snoring and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and how it could be affecting your ability to get a good night’s sleep, visit us on the web at www.pcos.com/pcos-and-snoring.

©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 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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  1. Camille - Core Chiropractors Reply

    Hmmmm…I’ve been told I am insulin resistant, but I do not have PCOS. I also do not snore, but I do struggle quite a bit with insomnia. I know it is a vicious cycle, but I am trying very hard to break it with diet and exercise. Thanks so much for your informative post!

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