The bracelet that nixes premenstrual insomnia

/The bracelet that nixes premenstrual insomnia

The bracelet that nixes premenstrual insomnia

sleep2There are certain times in your cycle when falling asleep or staying asleep is more challenging, for instance, during your Week 1 (your menstrual week) due to aches and pains, during your Week 2 (the week leading up to and including ovulation) when high estrogen ramps up mental energy, which can prompt anxiety or racing thoughts, making it difficult to drift off or get back to sleep if you wake up, and during the start of your Week 3 (which starts right after ovulation) and throughout your premenstrual Week 4 when plunging estrogen lowers levels of sleep-regulating serotonin in the brain, making deep, undisturbed sleep harder to come by.

No matter what phase of your cycle you’re having trouble snoozing, a 2013 study in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment suggests an easy, pill-free way to clock more restful zzz’s: Apply gentle pressure to a certain part of your wrists at night by wearing an anti-nausea acupressure bracelet (like this one). As the researchers explain, stimulating this acupressure point prompts your body to relax, helping you fall asleep faster and stay asleep. You can find anti-nausea acupressure bracelets in drugstores and at

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By | 2018-04-05T17:59:58+00:00 January 17th, 2014|hormonology tip, natural remedies, pms, sleep, Week 4|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle's groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.

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