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Perimenopause Symptoms | Three Secrets to a Better Night’s Sleep

Do you find yourself waking up at all hours of the night?

Depression, anxiety, night sweats and hot flashes associated with perimneopause can make it extremely hard to get a good night’s sleep.

Women entering perimenopause who have weakened adrenal function can experience intense sleep problems. Fortunately, there are natural, effective ways to get the rest you need. Follow these suggestions and you may just clear up other perimenopause symptoms along the way.

  1. Sip a calming herbal tea before bed. Both chamomile and lavender are safe herbs that have a calming effect on the body. To get the most out these herbal remedies, make your cup of tea part of a relaxing bed time ritual. For more herbal remedies, look into Dr. Andrew Weil’s article on insomnia.
  2. Get enough activity throughout the day. It may seem counterintuitive to work out when you feel tired, but engaging in physical activity actually helps your body balance hormones and enter a deeper sleep at night.
  3. Avoid sugar and caffeine after mid-day. The stimulating effects of sugar and caffeine may make it harder to fall asleep. Refined sugar may also interfere with hormone balance on a biochemical level as well.

 

Dr. Marina Rose, who practices Functional Medicine in Los Altos, CA, finds that many women suffering from perimenopause have an underlying adrenal imbalance. Once that is addressed with diet and supplements their symptoms are greatly reduced.

 

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