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Sleep & Your Period

What to Know About Hormones & Sleep

  How your age will impact your sleep As women age, many aspects of their bodies will change, and those changes can affect how they sleep and how much sleep they need. Read on to learn how to handle all the hormonal swings that life will throw at you. Puberty A teen girl’s changing hormones cause a shift in her sleep/wake cycle or circadian rhythm. This means that during this age range, she is naturally wired stay up later at night, get up later in the morning and need more total hours of sleep (about night hours a night). PMS The regular rise and fall of estrogen and progesterone during the week before a woman’s period sometimes disrupts…

The Perfect Bedtime Routine During Your Period

Ensure great shut-eye with these pre-sleep techniques. A consistent bedtime routine is essential for getting quality sleep—and it’s even more crucial during your period, a time when 67 percent of women experience disturbed slumber. Try these tactics to ensure great shut-eye during that time of the month. Stop Sipping Early Drinking lots of water during the day can help to ease menstrual bloat, but chugging liquids too close to bed can result in bathroom runs later in the night. It’s better to slow down your intake a couple of hours before bed. Take a Warm Bath Soaking in a tub can improve menstrual sleep in two ways. First, warm water relaxes muscles, which eases cramps that can keep you…

How to Sleep Better During Your Period

Don’t let your menstrual cycle get in the way of a good night’s sleep! If “that time of the month” brings along sleep deprivation, you’re not alone. In fact, 33 percent of women say that their slumber is negatively affected by their menstrual cycle. You can blame this lack of shut-eye on fluctuating hormones: When estrogen and progesterone levels drop right before your period, it’s common to have trouble sleeping. Luckily, it’s possible to stop menstrual-related sleep issues before they start. If you find that your period interferes with the quantity or quality of your sleep, try following these tips.  Get Ample Exercise.Working up a sweat makes it easier to fall asleep and promotes deep, restorative…

Don’t Skip The Gym (And Other Things to Know About Sleeping During Your Period)

Sleep well—even with pre-menstrual and menstrual symptoms. Classic pre-menstrual and menstrual issues—such as headaches, cramping, bloating, and anxiety—can prevent a restful night’s sleep for somewhat obvious reasons: Pain and discomfort make it difficult to sleep well! And, it’s an unpleasant cycle. Lack of sleep can lower your pain threshold. This unfortunate pattern leaves many women tired and uncomfortable in the days before and in the days during their monthly periods. There are even additional, subtler ways that sleep can be harmed by the menstrual cycle. Biological changes like shifts in hormone levels can lead to increased core body temperature. Luckily, you can get ahead of—and minimize—many of these issues if you stick to some good daily habits…