Can I tell you about the time menopause fatigue almost got the best of me?
A few years ago, I was completely overwhelmed. For most of my life, I was known as the "perky" one, with plenty of positive energy to give to the world. I was a high-powered entrepreneur working in health and wellness, and got into a comfortable rhythm of treating my body right to reap the benefits of having great energy during the day.
However, as soon as I hit perimenopause, everything changed. I kept trying to fake the superwoman demeanor, when really, all I wanted to do was crawl back into bed. Starbucks became my afternoon pick-me-up, whereas before, I never drank a second cup of coffee.
My life started to feel incredibly busy, but not very productive, let alone fulfilled. I felt tired all evening, but when it was time to go to bed, I'd get a burst of energy and couldn’t sleep.
The next morning, after hitting the...
Insomnia's always the worst, but it for many women over 40, it can increase with perimenopause and menopause.
After months of experiencing restless sleep, night sweats, and other symptoms of hormonal imbalance, I dug into the research to free myself from this awful cycle.
Below, you'll find a few lifestyle shifts and magic tricks that have me (and my clients) reclaim our sleep.
You’re tired, so you lay down and go to sleep.
In the middle of the night, for whatever reason (a child, a storm, a dream, a noise, the room temperature), you wake up.
Suddenly, your entire life “To Do List” floods into the forefront of your mind.
Your heartbeat speeds up, you feel hot, uncomfortable, and now you’re WIDE awake.
As soon as that happens, you know: it’s all over.
You can’t sleep, you have a really big day tomorrow, and now you’re going to be exhausted, and then that fearful, awful cycle repeats itself for the next...