Insomnia and PMS
We all know our periods can wreak havoc, but did you know they can also prevent us from sleeping?
Because of the fluctuation of estrogen and progesterone, you may experience difficulty sleeping just before your period.
Here are some tips that will help you to sleep:
Exercise Regularly. Exercise will help you get to sleep and stay in a deeper sleep for longer. Plan heavy workouts at least two hours before bedtime to allow your body to enter into a restful state before sleeping.
Avoid alcohol. The effects of alcohol alcohol can be magnified just before your period, causing disrupted sleep. Avoid it in the days before your period.
Snack. Have a small snack if you just can’t sleep. A small cup of warm milk and a tablespoon of peanut butter will coat the stomach and help your body to rest.
Practice deep breathing. Deep breath calms the nervous system, which in turn, stops the release of stress-induced fight-or-flight hormones.
Know you’re not alone in experiencing sleepless nights before your period. Allow yourself a few cycles to figure out what works for you. If you continue having problems sleeping, consider taking a few personal hours a month at work to get extra rest when you need it most, you deserve it.