3 Secrets to Sleeping Through the Night If You’re 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

You may not realize that eating your last meal or snack close to settling down for the night can actually have an impact on your quality of sleep. It is in a different category than a hormone imbalance, as it has to do with digestion. However, eating close to bedtime may cause you to wake up during the night or cause restlessness as you are trying to fall asleep.

Experts recommend waiting at least 3 hours after you’ve eaten to go to bed for quality sleep.

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. So start to notice the length of time between your last meal of the day and your head resting on your pillow. Data is power. You can start making small adjustments in your life that can add up to real results.

Establish a Night-Time Routine

Establishing a night-time routine will prep your body and mind to get into “sleep-mode”. It can be as easy as a cup of tea, a moment of mindfulness, or a soothing bath.

Try beginning your night-time routine at least 30 minutes before you hit the pillow. This allows the mind and body to connect and start to wind down.

As part of my evening routine, I dim the lights in the house as a visual signal to my brain that its time to begin settling down. I also love to light a candle (or 2 or 3…) to add calming visual and scent elements to my space.

Find what works best for you to begin getting your mind and body into a calm place in order to maximize your sleep efforts and ritual.

Remember that small changes over time can add up to life-changing results.

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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