Sleep Linked to Infertility

The Huffington Post
August 15, 2009

By Dr. Michael J. Breus

Correction: Sleep-deprivation linked to infertility. (I had a feeling that would get your attention.) Did you ever consider that? How could you with all the other things to worry about:

You’ve cut down on alcohol, caffeine, and even processed food.
You’ve scheduled more time to relax and tried to reduce the stress in your life.
You’ve started a consistent exercise routine and detoxified your house.
You’ve charted your monthly cycle, bought ovulation kits, and still…nothing.

But you’ve overlooked one very important element: sleep, which you don’t get enough of.

The word “infertility” can quickly generate a response, especially among the 10 percent (more than 6 million) of women struggling with it. The topic routinely graces the covers of magazines and academic health reports.



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.