This blog on the peri and menopause covers Step three of my menopause guide and is part eight in a series of eight. The message here is how important sleep is if you want to have a symptom free menopause transition.
So your journey has come such a long way. You have made such positive impacts on your health through adopting this three step plan. We have dug deep and examined the root cause. You have made some big changes to your diet and lifestyle and now you have more control over your overall health.
How would you like to have restorative sleep every night and wake refreshed?
Your sleep has been restored and you wake feeling refreshed. Your hormones are happy, and your weight has stabilised. Energy levels are good and your mood is improved. Your future is now bright.
And now is the time to reflect on your journey so far and start planning the next stages of your life. With renewed energy and a spring in your step, the possibilities are endless.
So the biggest win in step three is the realisation that sleep really does matter. In your younger years, it wasn’t the big deal. But for women over 40, getting this bit right is the most important step in your overall health if you want to transition through the menopause in a seamless way.
Sleep and poor health are intertwined. The consequences of poor sleep are far reaching. But for many of us getting to sleep, staying asleep and waking refreshed is pretty difficult to achieve. So the biggest take away here is understanding the importance of sleep and getting to grips with how you can achieve good quality sleep each and every day.
We know that you can’t get missed sleep back so getting the basic strategies in place is so important. And here I am talking about managing your sleep wake cycle, keeping your blood sugars balanced throughout the day, supporting your hormones involved in sleep such as melatonin and putting good sleep hygiene practices in place.
How would you like to have a healthy and happy menopause?
And once that is sorted, then your body will be fully rested, recharged and repaired.
Getting to step three is really the icing on the cake.
With a smart exercise routine, you will feel lighter and brighter. You will want to be more active and you will just feel so much more motivated in life.
Your muscles will strengthen and the risk of osteoporosis will reduce.
Your mental well being will improve
And you will just feel so much more optimistic as the old you starts to re emerge, both in how you look and feel.
And when you nail good quality sleep, what a difference it will make. You will have that energy to play with your grandchildren and take an active role in their life.
No more feeling tired all the time. You will be happy and look and feel younger (both inside and out)
Your memory will improve and your weight will be under control.
So you now understand the basic principles of the three step plan. But of course, this is just an overview. And now I want to start getting into the details.
At the beginning I talked about exploring to understand what is actually going on in your body. I talked about how your body is talking to you. I said that your body is screaming out for help. So tune in to find out what these common cries for help are telling you. What are the top 5 symptoms which women experience during this time in their life? How do these actually connect with the imbalances we see? And more importantly what is it that has caused them in the first place? You may be surprised with what you learn.
Do you want to know how to unpick those cries for help, understand what they are telling you and learn how to do something about them?