Saturday, August 13, 2016

Women Health: Premenstrual syndrome(PMS): Causes of Insomnia

Kyle J. Norton(Scholar and Master of Nutrients, all right reserved)
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                                          Premenstrual syndrome(PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women's menstrual cycle, effected over 70% to 90% of women in the US and lesser for women in Southeast Asia because of difference in living style and social structure. The syndrome also interferes women's physical and emotional states, and daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation and occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts.

                              Causes of Insomnia
1. Mineral deficiency
Calcium(1), magnesium(3) are essential for women during menstrual cycle because they have a calming effects for the nervous system(4). Imbalance or deficiency of calcium, magnesium and increase the tension of the brain's cells, causing psychological complaints, including insomnia(5).

2. Vitamin B6 deficiency
Women with PMS are found to have low levels of vitamin B6(6) which is vital to convert tytrophan(7)(8) to serotonin(9). Deficiency of vitamin B6 interferes the production of serotonin, causing reduced the production of melatonin, a vital hormone in promoting a good nigh sleep(11)(12).

3. Alcohol
Alcohol abuse not only damages the liver(13), but also increases the tension of nervous system(14)(15) induced sleep disturbance(16)(17).

4. Caffeine
Caffeine may help to increase nervous system function(18)(19)(20) but it may causes nervous tension(21)(22)and vitamin B6 deficiency(23) in induced PMS, causing unbalance of production of serotonin and melatonin hormone(11)(12) resulting in insomnia.

5. Low levels of melatonin
Melatonin is hormone which helps to regulate the sleep pattern(11)(12) of our body. some women with PMS found to have low levels of melatonin(22)(24) before period caused by low levels of serotonin and tytrophan(7)(8)(9). Intake of food with high in serotonin and tytrophan will help to improve insomnia.

5. Insulin irregularity
Lower insulin-like growth factor-1 concentrations is associated to elevating premenstrual syndrome disorder(2). Researchers exam the inter relationship between insomnia and insulin fluctuation found out that improving insulin balancing will aid the sleep pattern and via versa(25)(26)(27).

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