Dealing With Perimenopause Insomnia Naturally
Perimenopause insomnia is one problem that some women will deal with at one point or another.
As the levels of progesterone and estrogen begin to fluctuate in the body, the body's natural rhythm for sleep and wake cycles can be shifted, leaving you tossing and turning at night.
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In natural health and healing, we believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Man's understanding. We also believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases.
In order to do so, the body needs the support of some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition. No matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem, these fundamental health steps will greatly magnify the effects and benefits of any of our health-promoting efforts, including the use of specific natural health remedies.
Before you rush out to the doctor for a medical treatment for this condition, though, take some time to learn the natural ways that you can go about dealing with it, as you may just find that you can clear this problem up yourself.
Here are some of the best techniques to get back to a normal sleep cycle again.
Identify That It Is Related To Perimenopause
Is it really perimenopause insomnia? The first thing you should do is to make sure that the insomnia you are experiencing is in fact related to menopause itself. Some of the other symptoms that you may also be experiencing include mood swings, hot flashes, fatigue, irregular periods (or they may no longer be occurring depending on the stage you're at), discomfort when having sexual intercourse due to dryness, or a change in the tenderness of your breast tissue.
Take Control Over Stress
One factor that will cause perimenopause insomnia to grow much larger is if you have high stress levels. If you currently find that this is your case, it would be well worth your effort to do what you can to get this under control first.
Combating stress is one of the best treatments for perimenopause, so one not to be overlooked. This will benefit you in other areas of your life as well, so it's something you should constantly be monitoring.
Note the changes of stress level with the amount you're able to sleep at night, and see if there is a connection.
Another natural way to help yourself sleep better is to be sure to avoid alcohol. Some people make the mistake of thinking that alcohol will help you sleep, when the opposite is the case.
Instead, choose a caffeine-free warm beverage, such as herbal tea or even some warm milk sweetened with some honey, for a much smarter drinking that will actually help soothe you and put you to sleep. This will assist your efforts against perimenopause insomnia.
Avoid High Intakes of Carbohydrates
While it is true that eating carbohydrates will release a hormone in the body called serotonin that will help to create feelings of calmness in the body, it's important to remember that larger doses of carbohydrates can also cause you to experience a drastic sugar high followed by a low.
They can also wreak havoc on sleep if you're consuming too many during the bed-time hours, and for most people, these are the types of foods chosen as snacks.
Instead, limit yourself to only 10 to 20 grams of slow digesting carbohydrates, at most after about 6 pm. This should help keep your blood sugar levels more stable and prevent you from experiencing difficulty sleeping. Again, this step will help you overcome perimenopause insomnia.
There are a number of natural methods that you can use to help clear perimenopause insomnia up, but you will have to find out what works best for you. Try a few different methods and treatments, making note of which work and which don't, and then you can be sure to continue on using these methods into the future.
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