We Love our Sleep

Saturday, March, 15, 2014 < Back to Blog Posts

We Love Our Sleep

Oh, how I hate to get robbed of sleep. Do you feel the same?    

It starts when we are teenagers. Remember wanting to sleep in and your parents wanted you to get up and help with the weekend chores? And then, there were pajama parties and dances to attend…and there just wasn’t a lot of time for sleep.

Then, perhaps like me you got married and had children. Once again…sleep becomes a dream. You go from up at night with babies to up at night waiting for teenagers to come home.

Then, you arrive at a time in life when it seems your sleep will once again become your own. But …wait! It’s not true! Now you have time to sleep and that’s no longer the issue.

If you’re like me, you started to have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Unfortunately occasional sleeplessness is part of menopause. While hot flashes get all the headlines, lack of ZZZZ’s can be just as disturbing.  That’s why at night I take Remifemin® Good Night menopause relief.

The proprietary Restful Sleep Blend™in Remifemin Good Night  contains sleep-supporting herbs such as valerican, melissa, and lemon balm and promotes restful sleep.*

In addition to Remifemin Good Night, here are a few other tips to help you head off to dreamland!
  1. Exercise!  Just make sure you don’t exercise two to three hours before bedtime…or it can have the opposite effect.
  2. Watch your caffeine intake. And you have to pay attention to more than coffee. Watch colas, teas and chocolates too. They can take as long as eight hours to leave your system. Alcohol can also be a trigger of hot flashes, which can disturb sleep.
  3. Keep the temperature low in your bedroom. Try taking a cool shower before you hit the hay. Wear cotton sleepwear.
  4. Most sleep experts agree that if you haven’t slept in 20 minutes it’s better to get up and do something relaxing until you start to feel sleepy.  Lying in bed and worrying about sleeping just doesn’t work.
  5. Try to stick to the same schedule every day.  Going to bed at different times and waking at different times isn’t helpful.
  6. Take any naps before 3 pm, and try to get outside and get fresh air for about 30 minutes a day if possible.
These tips and Remifemin Good Night should help you meet the Sandman! To find out where you can get Remifemin Good Night in your area, just use the zip code locator at Remifemin.com

Sweet Dreams!
Michele is a real person who is experiencing menopause just like you. If you have a menopause-related question, a story to share, or you just need to vent, go to our Remifemin Facebook page.