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Do Birth Control Pills Cause Sleep Deprivation or Insomnia?

In order to understand if birth control pills can facilitate insomnia and lead to sleep deprivation we look at the birth control pills’ side effects. The most common of them are:

  • Throwing up or having the feeling constantly
  • Increased sensitivity of the eyes and/or breasts
  • Bloating
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings (in some leading to depression)

Actually you immediately see that the 1st, 3rd and 4th would clearly create a feeling of discomfort, which leads to increased anxiety, which leads you far away from the relaxed state you need to sleep.

Moreover, keep in mind all the artificial hormonal changes happening inside and add to that the consequences of mood swings, i.e. issues created or negative discussions with friends and family, further increasing stress levels and you end up with:

  • Discomfort on multiple levels
  • Increased stress
  • Internal hormonal not-natural changes

I think it is pretty safe to conclude that birth control pills can indeed cause insomnia / sleeplessness and over time lead to sleep deprivation, depression, sleep disorders and other negative consequences.

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