It’s springtime here in Perth, and a time in the clinic when I traditionally see hormone imbalance causing insomnia.
And whilst most people are admiring the wildflowers popping up, the warmer days and longer evenings, a subset of women going through hormone imbalance are about ready to lose their minds.
Because they can’t sleep.
Why are perimenopausal women not sleeping?
There are lots of reasons people don’t sleep, however women at the beginning of their menopause transition, who previously have been pretty good sleepers, all of a sudden find themselves having pretty crappy sleep.
Right as spring hits.
Although we can understand that hormone imbalance causes insomnia from a western perspective, it doesn’t explain why things get worse in spring.
Chinese medicine understands why spring is worse for hormone imbalance and insomnia
In this session, we are going to look at
Why we need sleep How hormone imbalance causes insomnia from a physiological perspective Why it gets worse in spring, according to Chinese medicine The two common types of insomnia I see in the clinic that get worse in spring for women going through perimenopause Some hints on what to do so you can sleep better if this is you.
During the podcast, I mention that I’ve got a sleep workshop coming up. If this is something that interests you, either make sure you’re on my Facebook or Instagram group as this is where I will mention it – however if you’re on my email list you will hear about it there too.
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