5 Short-cuts To Get Better Sleep If Your a Gal Over-40

Do you ever have a difficult time falling asleep even when you’re exhausted? Or, even worse, do you wake up in the middle of the night with a racing heart and swirling mind?

If you are a gal over-40, there are a few factors in play. Hormone imbalance can play some serious tricks on your sleep patterns.

Not to mention, WE ARE BUSY! Busy and stressed, which also adds to our sleep issues.

Many of us are more tired and overwhelmed than ever…

The good news is that there are strategies that we can implement, that can make a big impact on the quality of our sleep. Here are a few tips to help you get your much needed ZZZ’s.

It’s Time To Balance Those Hormones…

As we get older (and wiser), our estrogen levels can get a little wonky which can negatively affect our sleep patterns.

A few years ago I was struggling with 3am wake-ups on a nightly basis, heart racing and mind swirling – thinking of all to problems I needed to solve and a bunch of “what ifs”…

This was due to stress and serious “over-40” hormone imbalance. This was such a regular occurrence, that I named this 3am waking hour, “The Hour Of Dread” because rarely did I have any good thoughts flowing through my head in the middle of the night.

If you have these 3am wake-ups, you totally understand what I’m talking about…

Well, one day I was telling my sister, a Holistic Health Coach, about my sleep problems and she told me it was that most-likely my hormones were in over-drive and were not settling down at night.

She said that sleep can get interrupted when estrogen levels spike, causing an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone levels, also known as estrogen dominance. She recommended that I take a combination of DIM and Calcium D-Glucarate.

I had not heard of either of these supplements when she told me about them. So here is to 101 about them and why they work…

DIM helps naturally settle down estrogen dominance in order bring estrogen and progesterone into alignment. Studies have shown that the DIM (Diindolylmethane), a compound commonly found in cruciferous vegetables, can have a positive effect on our over-all sleep quality.

Calcium D-glucarate supports your liver to detox extra estrogen within its phase 2 detoxification process.

Why does Phase 2 Detox matter?…

Phase 2 Detox is important because it is a detox pathway that flushes out nasty toxins which can keep hormones from going into over-drive.

So now I sleep through the night…YES, actually sleep! I take a supplement called HORMONE BALANCE daily which is made up of DIM, Calcium D-glucarate and Bioperine. It has seriously changed my life. Check it out!

Eat Dinner Earlier

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One of the most common habits that prevent people from getting great sleep, is eating too close to bedtime.

When we eat close to bedtime, the body springs into action to digest food. During sleep, the only job that the body should be doing is healing and regenerating itself.

Eating too close to sleep-time, may confuse the body and tell it to do something it normally doesn’t do during those sleeping hours. If you experience unsettled sleep, slower metabolism, acid reflux, indigestion, or heartburn, try to give yourself some time between eating and sleeping. Experts recommend 2-3 hours to allow food to digest before bedtime.

Establish A Schedule

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The human body functions on a much higher level of efficiency when it knows what times are for what things.

Sleep needs to happen on a predictable time slot, otherwise your body will have a hard time getting into REM sleep. REM is essential to rest and repair the mind.

Turn Off Electronics Sooner

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These days, one of the biggest contributors to the lack of sleep is the engagement with electronics too close to your head hitting the pillow. You may have a hard time sleeping if you are online surfing the net or engaging in social networking right before bedtime.

If you turn off the screens at least 30 minutes before bed, this allows your mind to have some space to settle down and you will be able to relax quicker and find a calm rhythm for quality sleep.

Published by HealthGuruGal

I share health solutions that practical and actually work! I'm an Olympic gold medalist who evolved into a busy mom, and has become obsessed with easy health solutions. I believe everyone has AMAZING inside of them and if you stick with me, you'll believe it too!

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