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How to get a better night’s sleep

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).