How long does it take you fall asleep and do you use any sleep gadgets that help you fall asleep?
Thank you so much for sharing, Jenny!
I can't sleep before 11/12, otherwise I wake up in the middle of the nights. I'm exhausted but find it so hard to sleep no matter what I do (clean sheets, shower, read, lights out, etc). The only things that kind of helps is sleeping with the ac on
It used to take me 30 mins to an hour to fall asleep because my mind would race with all of the things giving me anxiety at the time. I started listening to sleep meditations, sleep podcasts, or sleep music, and it helped me fall asleep so much more quickly. Now it takes about 5-10 minutes for me to fall asleep most nights. I'm pretty much completely dependent on these sleep sounds now, but it works!
I agree with kay_yoga! Sleep meditations really help to fall asleep. I would love any recommendations the community has on ways to fall back asleep when you wake up in the middle of the night.
Falling asleep isn't my problem but STAYING asleep is what I struggle with! Does anyone have any tips for how to sleep through the night?
I don't 😂 but I do find that reading a book or listening to an audio story helps relax me a lot. MY favorite way to relax before bed is a hot shower.
I really struggled with sleep 2 years ago when perimenopause began. I never struggled to fall asleep it was staying asleep or going back to sleep after a middle of the night restroom run. It was bad enough I was getting up at 3:30 as a trainer so my sleep was terrible. Once I focused on prioritize a healthy bedtime routine, started HRT, and got my hormones back to "normal' I sleep fantastic now.
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