When trying to get pregnant, we stress doing the most to keep your body in the healthiest shape possible – meaning diet changes, exercising and in many cases SLEEP! That’s right! Changing the amount of time and getting good quality sleep can do wonders to improve your chances of conceiving!
It is vital to get 6-8 hours of sleep. Your body needs rest! If this is hard for you then change your surroundings. Make sure your room is very dark as this will raise the melatonin levels in your body. Also making sure the room is at a cool 65° will help you sleep faster. Do not stay up scrolling on your phone!
The same part of the brain that releases your sleepy time and awake chemicals (melatonin and cortisol) also triggers the release of your reproductive hormones! The hormones that trigger ovulation in women and the sperm-maturation process in men are tied into the body’s sleep-wake patterns.
LACK of sleep can be detrimental to your reproductive health! Try to schedule out the time it takes to actually fall asleep if you have trouble with this – getting into bed, turning off the tv, do not use the computer and cellphone, and wind down so you can maximize on the actual amount of time spent sleeping. If you experience nausea, insomnia, restlessness while sleeping, it can be caused by spending too much time on your phone before falling asleep. Try to minimize screen time by switching to reading books or even doing some relaxing coloring.
All in all, having the correct lifestyle changes can positively affect your chances of getting pregnant and can start with something as simple as getting the right amount of sleep.
Right now at HOPE, we are having several specials with our Doctor of Oriental Medicine – Dr. Tynes! We are able to accommodate your appointments over Telehealth and email and have many different options to choose from.
Here are four ways you can connect with our office to start your fertility journey via video consultation:
Option 1: Email Consultation
Dr. Tynes will review your medical records and the assessments that we would send to you. She will email you back a PDF document outlining what supplements, vitamins, and herbs you need to take, what to eat and do at home for your condition.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK: https://www.hopefsc.org/bookings-checkout/email-consultation/book
Option 2: Video Consultation
Dr. Tynes will review your medical records and the assessments that we would send to you, talk with you and answer your questions face to face over the computer, and tell you what you need to take, eat and do at home.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK: https://www.hopefsc.org/bookings-checkout/second-opinion-consultation/book
Option 3: Video Consultation and Four Video Acupressure Treatment Sessions
Dr. Tynes will review your medical records and the assessments that we would send to you and tell you what you need to take, eat and do at home. She will also log on to the computer, face time you, and assist you with your acupressure treatments at home and monitor your progress weekly for four weeks.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK: https://www.hopefsc.org/bookings-checkout/consult-treatments-w-dr-4-weeks/book
Option 4: Nutrition Video Consultation
Our nutritionist will review your medical records and the assessments that we would send to you, talk with you and answer your questions face to face over the computer, and tell you what you need to take and eat for your condition and blood type.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK: https://www.hopefsc.org/bookings-checkout/nutrition-consultation-individual/book