Can Being a Night Owl Cause More Yeast Infections?

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Playing The Surprising Thing That Could Be Causing Your Yeast Infection

A common everyday habit for many people could lead to more yeast infections -- and OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry explains why!

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She shares that staying up late and not getting enough sleep can cause the body to have a weakened immune system, and according to research this can cause a woman's PH balance to be thrown off. This disruption can cause someone to be more susceptible to vaginal yeast infections.

The Doctors say that nearly 75 percent of all women experience at least one yeast infection in their life, which includes symptoms like burning, itching, irritation, and discharge.

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She shares that in addition to a lack of sleep that a poor diet, illness or a pregnancy can predispose someone to a yeast infection. Luckily, this can be treated with an over-the-counter cream or a medication prescribed by your doctor.