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 Amazon.com.

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By | 2018-08-12T13:04:29+00:00 January 17th, 2014|hormonology tip, natural remedies, pms, sleep, Week 4|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at MyHormonology.com/28-days-fundraiser.

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