How to Get More Sleep

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When was the last time you had a great night sleep? Are you too sleep-deprived to remember? Then this article is for you. Feeling tired is only one sign that you aren’t getting enough sleep. The effects of sleep loss run deep; it can affect your long-term health and your weight. Sleep disturbances, including insufficient sleep, poor sleep quality, insomnia, and especially obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are considered independent risk factors for the development and worsening of insulin resistance. Learn how getting more sleep can help your PCOS.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and PCOS

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Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are at a higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) according to findings presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Androgen Excess & PCOS Society. One report suggests PCOS women are 30 times more likely to have OSA (low slow wave activity, sleep loss, oxygen deficiency) than compared with controls. Here’s what women with PCOS need to know about OSA.

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Ovasitol Frequently Asked Questions

Ovasitol is a unique supplement for any woman with PCOS that combines myo- and d-chiro-inositol in the body’s naturally occurring ratio of 40 to 1.  This ideal ratio has been shown to reduce insulin, regulate periods, restore hormone balance, and improve egg quality and ovulation. Many women who take Ovasitol report a significant reduction in carbohydrate cravings. Here are the answers to the most common questions about Ovasitol for PCOS.

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Melatonin Improves Fertility

Melatonin has always been known with being a helpful sleep aid, but did you know it’s also involved in fertility? Melatonin is a hormone as well as an antioxidant secreted by the pineal gland that controls the wake and sleep cycle associated with the circadian rhythm. Emerging research shows melatonin also plays a key role in fertility, and in particular, for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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PCOS and Hysterectomy: Is it a Cure?

It is a large myth that a hysterectomy is a cure for the millions of women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). As the name implies, PCOS does involve the ovaries, a source of excess androgens and the frustrating and unwanted symptoms that go with it. It would then seem likely that removal of the ovaries would cure PCOS. However much is now know about PCOS beyond the ovaries and how it changes with age. Here’s what women with PCOS should know about the pros and cons of a hysterectomy and why women can still suffer from the hormonal effects of PCOS even with their ovaries removed.

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Simple Chickpea Pasta With Walnut Pesto and Shrimp

Love pasta? We’ve paired chickpea pasta with our favorite pesto sauce from the PCOS Nutrition Center Cookbook. Omega-3 fats from walnuts add an anti-inflammatory boost. Tossing in shrimp and veggies like broccolini and tomatoes makes this a complete meal packed with PCOS fighting nutrients. Healthy meals like this don’t have to take forever in the kitchen. This PCOS friendly pasta dish can be made in under 30 minutes and is sure to be a hit!

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