A new study reveals that certain birth control pills may impair sleep and raise the levels of stress hormones in users, as reported by LifeSite News.

The study examined women and girls who use combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) to treat acne.

To ascertain the quality of subjects’ sleep, researchers used the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, a questionnaire filled out by the subject that “scores” sleep attributes including sleep duration, sleep disturbances, and daytime dysfunction.

Comparing these subjects to a group using only a topical gel for acne treatment, the study revealed that, not only did CHC-takers sleep less, but there is also an increase in the concentration of the hormone cortisol in their bodies.

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