We’re all in need of a good sleep and to round out the week of Women’s Health Week today’s topic is sleep and fatigue.
Some facts about sleep:
- Poor sleep can lead to health issues such as heart disease and diabetes.
- In women of reproductive age, a lack of sleep can lead to an increase in total fat and carbohydrate intake
- Poor sleep and lowered energy levels are commonly reported by women whenever oestrogen levels are low, such as around your period, during breastfeeding and around menopause
- Menopause is a time many women experience insomnia and sleep disorders.
- During perimenopause there is an increase in women suffering from sleep apnoea regardless of age or weight
Tips for a better night’s sleep
- Keep a good sleep routine
- Try to get 7-9 hours sleep on average
- Cut out screen time before bed, switch off at least 2 hours before going to sleep
- Reduce your caffeine intake
We hope you’ve had a great week and enjoy a restful weekend (these helpful tips might be a start to a great weekend).