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Getting a good nights sleep is important for so many reasons, but during menopause and perimenopause it can sometimes be an uphill struggle.
Peri-menopausal and Menopausal women report the most sleeping problems with as many as 61% reporting insomnia symptoms to some degree. Estrogen and progesterone levels drop during this phase of life and these changes in hormone levels can effect sleeping habits..
Poor sleep patterns can lead to; reduced energy, cognitive issues, brain fog, mood swings, increased appetite/weight gain, decline in general health to name a few.
The good news is there are plenty of evidence based behaviours that can help improve your situation: to list a few Get plenty of natural light - this improves your circadian rhythm Avoid Caffeine & Alcohol Create habits that help you relax, unwind and destress in the hours leading up to bedtime. Exercise
Give them a go...