In times of stress or uncertainty, it’s common to find ourselves tossing and turning, instead of sleeping through the night.
There is not enough sufficient evidence to prove that sleep habits directly impact fertility, but we do know that lack of sleep can negatively affect your physical health and overall happiness. Sufficient sleep allows our busy bodies to repair cells and regulate our hormones. Lack of sleep can sometimes disrupt menstrual cycles and compromise the production of leptin, a crucial hormone for weight control and energy.
How much sleep are you getting each night? If your answer is less than 4 hours, you’ll want to consider some lifestyle changes and aim for 7-9 hours each night.
Here are some of our most successful sleep tips from CRH clients:
Start a sleep diary.
Set an alarm to go to bed.
Other ways to improve sleep include exercising regularly, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, setting your bedroom temperature to 68-70 degrees, and talking with your doctor about any medications your taking that could interfere with sleep.
At Center for Reproductive Health, we look at your whole-body health to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy as soon as possible. We hope some of these tips can help you find the rest you need to recharge! If you have questions about fertility health or want to make an appointment for a free nurse consultation, call (509) 462-7070.
At the Center for Reproductive Health, we understand the importance of becoming a family, because we are one. As a leader in reproductive technologies, we're dedicated to compassionate and individualized treatment to help you find your path to parenthood. Our innovative techniques and advanced medical care provide comprehensive chromosomal profiles, resulting in reduced miscarriage rates and higher implantation rates for healthy embryos. We can make building your family an exciting reality, with support every step of the way.