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Have you found yourself lying in bed recently, worrying about how exhausted you'll feel the next day due to your inability to fall asleep?
It’s the worst feeling and one that so many of us experience as we go through perimenopause.
In fact, sleep disturbances are among the most common symptoms of perimenopause, with 40-60% of women reporting difficulty staying asleep and waking up more frequently at night.
A lack of restful sleep can have numerous negative consequences, which is why it's crucial to address this issue. That's why I'm thrilled to delve into the topic of sleep with sleep expert Dr Maja Shaedel this week.
Dr Maja is a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in insomnia, sleep difficulties, and trauma, as well as the co-founder of The Good Sleep Clinic.
In this episode, Dr Maja sheds light on some of the most prevalent sleep issues that many of us encounter during perimenopause. These include:
🎙️Why we wake up at night during perimenopause
🎙️Strategies to help us fall back asleep
🎙️The significance of sleep pressure and how it influences sleep
🎙️How to handle morning fatigue - should you stay in bed or take a nap?
🎙️The importance of processing emotions before going to bed to enhance sleep quality
🎙️Why sleep hygiene is not always effective when dealing with insomnia
Whether you're grappling with sleep issues or simply eager to learn more about how to improve your sleep quality, this episode promises to provide valuable insights and tips.
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