Does Endometriosis cause sleep issues?Does Endometriosis cause sleep issues?

Does Endometriosis cause sleep issues?  Studies have shown that endometriosis symptoms can affect sleep routines. When we are dealing with endometriosis there are several different symptoms that each of us can experience.  In my own personal journey, I have found that my sleep is usually affected by pain, hot flashes, migraines, frequent urination, and sometimes anxiety.

As an endometriosis fighter, there have been many nights where I was woken up with excruciating pelvic pain.  The pain is enough to wake me out of a dead sleep, usually forcing me to climb out of bed. During these times you can usually find me sitting or laying on the bathroom floor.  I don’t know what it is but there is something comforting about the cold floor.  Inside this small space, I usually try to stretch, sit, curl up, or just about anything to stop the pain that is going on.

Can you relate to this?

On nights when it’s not the pain waking me up, it could be the odd hot flashes that make my body feel like it’s burning up from the inside out. There I am ripping the covers off quickly just to get some relief.  Maybe it’s the anxiety that keeps me up all night thinking about all the “what ifs” Whatever the symptoms might be, my answer to the question… Does Endometriosis cause sleep issues? is YES!

Why is sleep important?

Sleep is essential for allowing our body and mind to recover & recharge.  Lack of sleep can cause our brain to not function correctly.  This can impair our concentration, ability to think clearly and process our memories.  It is recommended that adults get an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night.

How much sleep do you need?

It is recommended that adults get an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night.

So….is endometriosis causing sleep issues for you? Check out Tips for better sleep with endometriosis.

As an Endometriosis Coach, I have also learned that your nutrition can affect your sleep habits as well.  Let’s chat.

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