So here we are at part 2 of the menopause series and I thought I would focus on the trouble with sleep women with menopause suffer.
From doing promotions for Mindful Beauty products all over the country we can tell you lots of woman start sleep problems when the menopause hits. They tell us about waking up too early and also not being able to go back to sleep since the menopause started.Plus the added effect of hot flushes.
Loads of women have been helped by our Lavender Pillow Mist which is made with real extract of lavender essential oils and also German Chamomile. This spray is available throughout the country from health stores and pharmacies.
Ours is 9.99 Euros compared to imports of 25.99 and ours is made in Ireland.
Insomnia - The Silent Epidemic
Women are more likely to suffer from sleepless nights than men. Some psychologists believe the main reasons why so many people lie awake at night are health concerns and relationship difficulties.
A recent survey, which polled people in five European countries, found severe insomniacs had often experienced marital breakdowns or were single parents. The study also showed that in Britain and Sweden home to severe sufferers - those with difficulty going to sleep and waking frequently during the night - were more likely to be in the 25 to 34 age bracket. Fifty percent of insomnia has been attributed to depression, grief or anxiety.
Menopausal sleep trouble is connected to causing depression and anxiety in menopausal women. So having what is called good 'sleep hygiene' is really important.
According to this study Germany had the lowest number of insomniacs – only 45% of the population were affected. Adults on average sleep for between 7-8 hours.
Insomnia is among the most common health complaint presented to GPs, often leading to psychological distress, impaired functioning, and increased accidents, sick time, doctor visits, and risk of major depression.
Termed “a silent epidemic of staggering proportions”, insomnia is undiagnosed and untreated in an estimated 95% of cases, in part because health care professionals receive little or no training in its management.
Insomnia is also known to be a condition that can have many causes.
One of the main treatments from orthodox medicine to manage insomnia is the use of prescription drugs called benzodiazepines.
Some research has shown that the use of sleeping pills can make the insomnia worse in 50% of cases. Benzodiazepines are the most commonly prescribed insomnia treatment. While studies support their short-term use, they are a controversial long-term remedy because of potential side effects including dependence, tolerance, disruption of sleep stages, daytime residual effects, and rebound insomnia.
Some can create an addiction.
When taken with alcohol the combination doubles the effect of both causing potential damage to your liver.
Mindful Beauty Sweet Dreams Box
Sleep easy at night with our special range of products, using 100% natural essential oils that are traditionally used to help lull you to sleep:
Lavender Pillow Mist with Lavender & Chamomile - 100ml
Dream Massage Oil with Lavender, Patchouli & Vetiver - 250ml
Softening Foot Oil with Petitgrain, Roman Chamomile & Castor Oil -100ml
Bath Oil with Rose, Geranium & Petitgrain - 100ml
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Holistic Treatment of Insomnia
Lack of sleep can cause immediate signs of stress, the mood drops as well as levels of magnesium and zinc in the body.
Sleep isn’t just good for the mind it is also good for the body. The body repairs itself every night during the first three hours of sleep. The best way to get your sleep back on track is to cut out caffeine - a stimulant found in coffee and tea.
Not many people know it but chocolate has much higher levels of caffeine than coffee.
Eating your main meal in the day has also been found to help the biorhythm that normally manages your sleep to return to normal.
Timetable a routine for yourself and try not to sleep during the day. Only use the bedroom for sex and sleep, not for work, or watching television and eating.
Get up at the same time every morning even if you have not slept well. Detoxify your mind by writing down your thoughts and worries last thing at night and try not to think of them again until the morning. Visualising yourself asleep may trigger the subconscious mind to effect that state into being. Focusing on the insomnia only creates more of it. Instead, try to visualise yourself as being relaxed and sleepy this may change your psychological condition and invite sleep.
Only use our Lavender Pillow Mist in the bedroom. When your nose and brain smells the scent it triggers the emotional centres of your brain to relax and start to get you ready for sleep.
Over 3000 people now recommend our mindfulness Cd to help with get them off to sleep by listening to relaxing visualisations.
Dream Massage Oil 250ml - for trouble sleeping
Trouble Sleeping? Can’t relax? Wind down with our Dream Massage Oil, made with lavender, vetivert and patchouli essential oils, chosen to help you de-stress, wind-down and relax to help you get to the land of nod. Apply to the back of the neck and shoulders at bed-time or use for a deeply relaxing massage.
IMPORTANT DELIVERY NOTE: Put in your mobile number and Eircode / postcode to ensure correct delivery. We ask for your patience regarding delivery as all couriers are at maximum capacity nationwide with the current Covid19 situation.
EcoHomme Invigorating Tonique Candle with Eco-soy Wax
Revitalize yourself with the exquisite scent of our NEW Invigorating Tonique Candle from EcoHomme. We use only natural eco-soy wax and a blend of 100% natural essentials oils of basil, grapefruit and ho leaf; all-aimed at givng you a relaxing yet invigorating experience.
EcoHomme Stress-Busting Candle with Eco-soy Wax
Be stress-free with our NEW Stress-Busting Candle from EcoHomme. We use only natural eco-soy wax and a blend of 100% natural essentials oils of lemongrass, geranium and cedarwood; to keep you calm yet refreshed. Great for the office, or any room in the house!
LTE Guided Mindfulness Meditation - Audio Download
Our very popular guided mindfulness meditation tracks, normally used in conjunction with our 6-week courses, now available to download! 4 meditation tracks, plus introduction and closing tracks:
The mindfulness audio download is a mindfulness practice tool designed to help you build your practice of meditation. Used daily in a formal setting at home or the office you can build your practice of mindfulness which is the key component of the study of mindfulness its practice.
Thought Diffusion will teach you how to reduce the levels of thoughts in your mind. So that can let go of worries and anxieties leaving you to enjoy your practice of mindfulness meditation in total peace.
Loving Kindness practice is one of the most important practices of our community. This has become very popular daily practice for people empowering them in terms of self compassion self esteem and positive self dialogue.
Finally there is The Healing Halo Visualization which is in part shamanic. The healing halo of white light is seen as taking all the negative energies out of the body and increase the vitality and well-being of the person. This is also the relaxation technique of the course and is used by people to get very deep and excellent quality of sleep.
Neroli Candle with Eco-soy Wax
Made with ecologically sourced soy wax, our Neroli Candle is all handmade with only natural fragrance oils and coloring. It will transport you to blossoming orange groves with its ethereal scent. No preservatives, vegan and cruelty-free, Irish-made.
Bestselling author Ralph Quinlan Forde BSc (Hons) MA is the writer and editor of the Mindful Beauty blog. His first book The Book of Tibetan Medicine went into 11 languages. His second Nutriwine has