Sleep

Welcome to the Fertility Blog A-Z and Everything In Between

April 6th, 2011
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Welcome to the new series of Fertility Blogs! As a Mom and a woman who had some of the most excruciating experiences with my infertility treatments, I can empathize and sympathize with every woman, man and family during these emotional times. A friend once asked me to describe myself, using one word, starting with the [...]

Fighting Insomnia tips 6-10

October 2nd, 2006
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Continued from webmd.com article: Do not eat or drink right before going to bed. Eating a late dinner or snacking before going to bed can activate the digestive system and keep you up. If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) or heartburn, it is even more important to avoid eating and drinking right before bed [...]

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Fighting Insomnia Tips 1-5

October 2nd, 2006
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While I was getting ready for another night of insomnia, this caught my eye from www.webmd.com. I sure see quite a few culprits that readily sabotage my sleep. Wake up at the same time each day. It is tempting to sleep late on weekends, especially if one has had poor sleep during the week. However, [...]

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Insomnia/Fertility

June 13th, 2006
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So, once again, I can’t sleep. All of you have heard or experienced how having little ones in the house can disrupt your sleep patterns. Well, I have always had trouble sleeping, even as a child. Of course, during my pregnancies and then with a newborn, it only got worse. Even when she slept through [...]

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Sleep and Fertility Part II: Warning on Melatonin in a Bottle

April 9th, 2006

Since I have chronic fatigue immune deficiency syndrome (which was formerly known as CFS, can be also known as Epstein-Barr), one of the symptoms, oddly enough, is trouble sleeping. Lots of people I know who have CFIDS take melatonin (or, something way stronger), and that’s usually worked quite well for me. But one of the [...]

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Sleep and Fertility

April 7th, 2006

Did you know that something as small as a nightlight can have a direct effect on your fertility? When I was having a bunch of miscarriages, a friend told me to make sure my bedroom was totally dark–now I know why: melatonin. This hormone is primarily secreted at night, and it requires darkness to be [...]

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