MENSTRUATION MATTERS

How to Make Sure Your Period is Never “Late”

How to Make Sure Your Period is Never “Late”

Have you ever been concerned because your period was late? I know I have. But I’m not anymore! And you don’t have to be either! And since I’m sure you’d rather not spend several days every month nervously pacing and counting dates backwards on your hands while glaring at the general vicinity where you guess your uterus is, I’ll tell...
Bring on the Fat!

Bring on the Fat!

I’ve been doing research on my own menstrual cycle for almost four years, charting my cycle using the Fertility Awareness Method.   Photo by Pete&Brook // CC 2.0 My cycles have always been wacky. I got my period when I was 11  but bled only a couple times a year, until, at my doctor’s suggestion, I went on the...

More news about irregular cycles

Last week, we reported that new research shows a relationship between irregular menstrual cycles and sleep difficulties. Now we learn that irregular menstrual cycles are associated with a higher risk of both type 2 diabetes and coronary disease.  As we’ve said many times, the menstrual cycle doesn’t happen just in the uterus and vagina; it is part of a...

The Menstrual Cycle and the Sleep Cycle

New research confirms what many of our readers already suspected: the menstrual cycle affects one’s quality of sleep. A study of 931 women with sleep complaints, published in the December 2010 issue of Climacteric, found that it’s not just hot flashes that interrupt sleep: women with irregular cycles were more likely to report difficulties falling asleep and insomnia...
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