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.