Stay THRIVING with Regulated Sleep

During the phase of perimenopause through menopause, women tend to experience periods of insomnia. In most cases, this is a result of the progressive decline of estrogen and progesterone produced by the ovaries. Estrogen and progesterone, sleep endorsing hormones, are crucial to the amount of sleep you get which can affect the following:

  • Mental Health: The brain rejuvenates, and prepares for the next day while sleeping. It begins to heal any strains or stresses you have been experiencing. A good night’s sleep promotes learning, social abilities, attentive awareness, and creativity. Lack of sleep has been associated with depression, suicide, risk-taking and anti-social behavior.
  • Physical Health: Sleep deficiency can lead to a multitude of physical complications. For example, an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and obesity. A healthy sleep schedule can help keep hormones, especially the hormones controlling your hunger- ghrelin (hunger), and leptin (not hungry), balanced. Deep sleep helps boost muscle mass and the repairing of cells, promoting healthy growth and development. Lastly, sleep supports a healthy immune system. Without sleep, common colds become much more difficult to fight off.
  • Your Quality of Life: Overall quality of life improves; with the correct amount of sleep your body is able to function in the correct way. Making you a happier more thriving individual!

If you are in your 30’s and are struggling to achieve the recommended amount of sleep (below), book an appointment with New Day Vitality today and let us help you!

Hours Recommended Based on Age:

Baby’s 16 – 18 Hours a Day
Ages 3 – 6 11 – 12 Hours a Day
7 – 12 10 Hours a Day
13 – 19 9 – 10 Hours a Day
20+ 7 – 8 Hours a Day