3 sure-fire ways to get a good night’s sleep during menopause.
The symptoms that accompany menopause can be really uncomfortable, to say the least. During this time our bodies are undergoing some major changes, and they’re doing their best to work out all the kinks when we should be snoozing. Symptoms like night sweats, irritability, vaginal dryness, and changes in sexual desire are just a few of the wonderful things that keep us up at night when our minds want to rest. Thankfully, there are a few tricks you can easily adopt to help curb the insomnia. Because let’s be real, your bed is the last place menopause should be making itself comfortable.
1. Skip the drip.
We love our morning coffee just as much you do, but eliminating it is a small price to pay to appease the sleep gods. Avoiding caffeine will not only relax you but can curb the hormonal symptoms that disturb your slumber. Caffeine is a notorious culprit when it comes to intensifying menopausal symptoms, so you should kick it to the curb like a bad habit asap. If kicking coffee altogether seems like a bit much to start, try avoiding afternoon caffeine boosts. (For extra relief, try quitting other known offenders such as nicotine and alcohol!)
2. Say goodbye to hormones.
Oh yes. Night sweats, aka the “hot flashes of the evening”. They come on strong and without much warning, making it feel like you’re sleeping in a sauna. One way to tame them that’s safe and non-invasive is our own hormone-free supplement, Relizen®
. It’s a safe, clinically studied solution to help relieve the heat of hot flashes and night sweats, without any estrogenic effect.* In case you didn’t already know, that’s a big deal. No estrogen, no soy, and no need for a prescription—so you can sleep through the night. It’s literally your next dream come true.
3. Catch your ZZZs consistently.
Your body is a living, breathing, learning machine—and it responds to consistency. Hitting the hay every night around the same time will help train your circadian rhythm so your body will start to instinctively know when it’s time to power down. Nailing down your nighttime routine is a great place to start to get yourself into a rhythm. Similarly, avoid taking naps during the day as it could trick your mind into thinking it’s not-so-sleepy later. Instead, power through those moments of the day when you feel your energy falling with some light meditation. It relaxes the nerves and refreshes your mind—giving your brain a little refresh without confusing your body about its bedtime.