Feeling desperate because you can’t sleep?
Tired of not being able to sleep at night?
You get to bed damn tired and either you can’t fall asleep because you’re so wired up, or you fall asleep but these nasty night sweats wake you up during the night.
How awful is that?
A good night’s sleep is very important. Our body goes through all kinds of processes during the night. Especially the brain needs sleep time to get rid of the waste we build up during the day. We need all of the sleep stages (light, rem and deep sleep) to function well. Menopause doesn’t seem to take that into account.
If you get to bed all wired up, perhaps some easy habits may help you sleep better.
Ask yourself whether you have good sleep hygiene.
Are you the woman who’s still on her phone or laptop right before going to bed?
If so, you will have to change that. PERIOD.
You need to wind down in the hours (at least 1.5 hours) before your actual bed time.
You need to calm your brain. It has been so engaged during the day, running from meeting to meeting, thinking about all sorts of things at work and at home too.
Put a reminder on your phone, at least 1.5 hours before you go to bed, to switch it off and do some relaxing stuff.
Have a good conversation with your partner, take time with your kids if you have any, read a good book, go for an evening walk, stretch, do yoga etc, you get my point 🙂
It’s very important to restrict the blue light emitted from your electronic devices.
If you’re waking up in the middle of the night with hot flashes, sweaty and irritated, something else is gone amiss. HORMONES!!
I would suggest you do all of the above, these lifestyle changes will add up to better sleep anyway, but in this case you can’t avoid waking up.
You can get better at it however.
You will need a broader approach. More lifestyle changes like nutrition, movement, stress reduction etc.
This might all seem daunting but I’m here to help you out.
In my program we will go through all of the areas that trouble you and you will get an action plan to improve your issues.
If you start to make the right changes in different aspects of your life, you will see your sleep improve also. The body is an interconnected system, you will work on different sections.
Don’t suffer any longer, take your health and your sleep into your own hands and start to improve your life!
With love and health,