Part 3 = Menopausal Insomnia
Wouldn't it be great to just sleep all day--or even take a short 'cat nap'? Sheesh! These cats have it made! 😴
So if you've been following my previous posts, I'm doing a Menopause/MANOPAUSE series. Yes, even men are affected by hormonal changes. Hopefully this information serves BOTH any and all that can benefit from the information.
This week I'm talking about insomnia. 💤 There is SOOO much information out there for over the counter or prescription meds--but I want to talk about NATURAL healing products/food/ideas. Things I've tried with GREAT success. I know my body is capable of healing itself and has proved this to be true with everything I've done so far.
🧐 Let's face it--when estrogen and progesterone decline, and they go hand in hand hormonally speaking, sleep is going to be affected. Progesterone is a sleep inducing hormone. Totally makes sense, so how do we counteract this decline?
Let's dive in!
➡️ Sleep routine. Got one? I know you've heard it time and time again, but have you truly put it into practice? So I challenged myself (I love challenges, if you haven't noticed) to do the sleep routine for 30 days. Here's what I did:
Epsom salt bath (or hot tubbed)
Lavender/patchouli on the bottom of my feet and hair line
Golden flaxseed ground (not flax meal)
no electronics 1 hour before bed
deep breathing/sleep meditation
Probably in that order. THEN I kept a sleep journal. What have I noticed? YES! I am sleeping way better 9 times out