Today’s hectic lifestyle calls for less sleep and more productivity. The saying “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is common among college students trying to ace exams, young professionals attempting to maintain a work/life balance, and parents trying to keep up with their little ones. But for women who have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and are struggling with weight issues, a lack of sleep may be to blame! In fact, researchers have discovered that women who get less than adequate sleep often experience hormonal imbalances that can contribute to their weight gain or inability to shed extra pounds. Because Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is both associated with weight gain and is, in and of itself, the product of a hormonal imbalance, women who have this illness should pay close attention to their sleep patterns.

How Does Getting Too Little Sleep Affect Your PCOS?

The body produces three hormones that are largely responsible for your eating habits: leptin, cortisol, and ghrelin. Ghrelin is responsible for stimulating your appetite and telling your body that it is time to eat. Leptin, on the other hand, is the hormone that makes you feel full. Though it does not directly affect your appetite, cortisol is released under stressful situations and causes you to store fat around your abdomen, which can be very dangerous for women who have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

When you do not get adequate rest, your ghrelin levels are increased and your leptin levels are decreased—meaning that you can eat all day but you will still not feel full. This can naturally lead to weight gain, but the increased amount of cortisol in your system will also cause you to retain weight. All in all, it’s not a good scenario.

What Can You Do?

Basically, the best way to respond to this information is to get the sleep you need! This does not mean to sleep for twelve hours per night, but getting between seven and eight hours of sleep will greatly improve how you feel. Better yet, it will help you fight your Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) more effectively! When these three key hormones are balanced, it will be easier for you to keep to your diet and feel up to getting the exercise you need to combat your Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).

And besides, who doesn’t want a legitimate reason to get a couple more hours of sleep each night?

The other thing a women suffering Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) might do is to look into the Insulite Health’s 5-Element PCOS System. Their unique PCOS System is a complete program that offers hormone-balancing effects that have been scientifically calibrated to reverse the condition. That means there is hope for women who properly educate themselves and take the precautions necessary to thwart the effects of the PCOS. There is no reason why PCOS has to be interpreted as a devastating diagnosis.



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Learn more about the subject of sleep 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.insulitehealth.com.

Insulite Health, a Boulder, Colorado USA based company, is committed to reversing Insulin Resistance – a potentially dangerous imbalance of blood glucose and insulin. Scientific research has revealed that this disorder can be a primary cause of excess weight gain and obesity, plus Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin Resistance can also underlie the cluster of increased risk factors for cardiovascular damage called Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X) as well as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) – a major source of serious diseases as well as heartbreaking female infertility.

Recognizing that there are millions of people who need this kind of systematic approach to reversing insulin resistance, Insulite Health has, developed systems to address the underlying causes of Metabolic Syndrome, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Excess Weight/Obesity, Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.

For more information about Insulin Resistance and research links to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), PubMed Health, GenBank and more visit us at www.insulitehealth.com.

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.

One thought on “More Sleep – More Good Hormones!

  1. EvaMorris

    I also read on Wellness MGT corp. website that , hormone replacement therapy may help for those people who have problems with sleep.

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