Friday, August 14, 2009

Sleep: The Key to Conceiving?

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Sleep: The Key to Conceiving?

I read an interesting article the other day with regards to sleep and making a baby. You can read the full article here on Conceive Online

But what it basically boils down to is that a lack of sleep disrupts a woman’s circadian rhythm. (I didn’t even know we had one LOL). It’s the 24 hour internal clock that helps regulate all the bodies systems. Studies suggest a link between sleep and fertility. Research has also shown that 80 – 90 percent of ovulation occurs between Midnight and 4am.

So technically you should be sleeping while your body is trying to ovulate? If you aren’t sleeping well, does that mean that you are preventing your body from ovulating like it should, thus hindering your chances at conception? You see, if you aren’t sleeping well your body is rather going to use the energy it has to take care of the necessary functions like supporting your immune system. Than popping out an egg. Selfish circadian rhythm.

Remember if you are stressed out from lack of sleep, you are going to cause stress on your cycles. Which in turn is going to delay your ovulation, which can totally throw off your timing when you thought you were going to O. So don’t miss the O boat, get enough possible shut eye in!