Which week are you on
in your monthy cycle?
Find out what it reveals about
what your day has in store:
First day of period to Day 7
Today’s hormonescope: You’ll probably notice that compared to last week your memory is sharper, you’re thinking faster on your feet and you’re speaking more eloquently. These brain benefits are courtesy of rising estrogen and testosterone, which continue to sharpen these mental skills all the way through the end of Week 2!
Day 8 to Day 13
Today’s hormonescope: You may notice that you’re giving really, really long-winded answers to questions, talking to yourself, singing out loud and doing anything else to get your gab on. Why are you going all Chatty Cathy? Estrogen! As this hormone climbs, it makes you a lot more verbal. Luckily for everyone around you, estrogen is also making you funnier, it’s helping you remember a lot more details and it’s prompting you to use higher and lower notes, making you even more interesting to listen to than usual!
Day 14 (or ovulation) to Day 22
Today’s hormonescope: You may feel a bit more sentimental today as rising progesterone gives your hearstrings an emotional tug. As a result, you may get the urge to book a vacation to a spot you enjoyed visiting with loved ones, call an old classmate out of the blue to say hi or look up old pals on Facebook to see what they’ve been up to all these years.
Day 23 to the end of cycle
Today’s hormonescope: Getting to sleep or staying asleep will likely be more difficult tonight as plunging estrogen lowers your brain’s level of sleep-regulating serotonin. Luckily, there’s an easy way to help you sleep better: count your blessings. In a recent University of Manchester study, folks who thought about reasons to be thankful, such as having a loving partner, good health or even their pets, fell asleep faster, woke up fewer times and enjoyed higher energy levels during the day than those who didn’t think of reasons to be grateful.
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