What do pistachios, magnesium, bamboo clothing and lying with your legs up the wall have in common?!
The answer is they can all play a role in helping you to get a better night's sleep at perimenopause and beyond!
It is well known that hormonal shifts can create huge changes to our sleep patterns - thousands of women who have begun to track their periods have noticed that they experience a few nights of very disturbed sleep in the build up to their periods - it is also the number 1 driver for women finally talking to their doctors about their struggles with perimenopause.
Lying awake night after night not only makes you feel completely wiped out and exhausted - it can also worsen lifestyle diseases, increase cognitive decline and memory problems as well as affect your decision-making abilities, so it is definitely an aspect of your life you should consider working on as a priority.
However, despite the fact that insomnia is so prevalent among women and even though it has such a debilitating impact on their lives, it is often surprising to me how few actually consistently try to make a few changes that could make a tangible difference to their sleep.
Sometimes I wonder if the reason lies in how huge some of the steps seem to be - when you are already exhausted, extremely busy, feeling low and lacking in energy - to make large sweeping changes to your life like overhauling your diet, cutting out alcohol, working to eliminate stress or setting a regular bedtime routine can perhaps feel so daunti