Mr. Sandman and Your Zip Code

Wednesday, April, 1, 2015 < Back to Blog Posts

Remember the old saying: Mr. Sandman, send me a dream!
I think the reference is to a dreamy looking guy, but for us ladies in menopause, we’d much rather meet Mr. Sandman for help with the occasional sleeplessness we experience than a date.
I hate to get robbed of sleep. Do you feel the same? I have a new grandson and I’m amazed at how he can fall asleep anywhere. I used to be the same way.
If you’re like me, when menopause arrived, so did something else: occasional sleeplessness. 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.*
This formula combines proprietary RemiSure® black cohosh extract with relaxing herbs, including valerian, lemon balm and hops.* This herbal sleep blend provides improvement in sleep, including falling asleep, staying asleep, quality of sleep and occasional restlessness during sleep.* Also, Remifemin® Good Night’s Restful Sleep Blend™ supports your body’s own long-term sleep patterns.*
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 Mr. Sandman! Want to know where to find Remifemin Good Night? Just go to and click on “Products” and then “Where to Buy” in the drop down menu. 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.