Premenstrual Sleep Trouble? Research Suggests Link Between Menstrual Cycle and Sleep Disruption

Young, healthy women often experience poorer sleep quality in the days leading up to their period, say the authors of a study presented March 23, 2019, at ENDO, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans.

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Dieting days before your period starts may worsen sleep, too

Moreover, women who are on a diet may make the situation worse, the New study have found. Restricting calories in the days leading up to menstruation has also been associated with less poor sleep.

The link between sleep, eating and hormonal flow

The results of this small study confirm the suspected relationship between sleep, food intake and the hormonal fluctuations that occur during the menstrual cycle. The National Sleep Foundation surveys She discovered that 25 to 33 percent of menstruating American women said they had more sleep disturbance in the week before and during their period.

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