Talk to your doctor
Being in menopause and having my hormones all over the place, I know what it means not falling asleep easily or waking up in the middle of the night bathing in sweat. The way I handle this is just accepting that this is a part of life. Try to keep the bedroom and your head cool. What I mean by that is don’t get frustrated when you are having a hot-flash that will only make it worse. Keep your peace and calmness by using the techniques that I offer in the 5-days challenges so you can fall asleep easier. If you experience severe menopausal symptoms I would recommend talking to you doctor first.
Sometimes sleeping problems have underlying causes. Before experimenting with all kinds of sleep medication, talk to your doctor about other symptoms you experience. They might be the cause of your sleeping problem. YTLR-method focuses on the way you can handle those symptoms differently.
What are examples of underlying sleep conditions that need medical attention?
- Night sweats: Night sweats affect approximately 3 percent of the population and can be a sign of a serious disease. Although the majority of causes of night sweats are non-life threatening, a doctor should always be consulted to determine the underlying cause. Sweating is the body’s natural cooling system to prevent overheating.
- Snoring: Snoring can itself be a symptom of a health problem like obstructive sleep apnea. If you snore often or very loudly, you might need medical help so you (and your loved ones) can get a good night’s sleep.
- Sleep walking: Sleep walking is a disorder that causes you to get up and walk while you’re asleep. Your doctor might call it somnambulism.
- Restless legs: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) symptoms include an unpleasant feeling or sensation when going to sleep and a strong urge to move. The movement makes it hard or impossible to get enough sleep.
- Pain: Whether it’s from a sore lower back or throbbing tooth, pain is hard enough to deal with in the light of day. But pain at night that robs you of your much-needed sleep can be downright exhausting. Reach out to your doctor to know what is needed to have a better sleep.
- Depression: One of the common signs of depression is insomnia or an inability to fall and stay asleep. Talk to your doctor if you experience other symptoms of depression.
- Stress:The right amount of stress can be a positive force that helps us to do our best and to keep us alert and energetic. Too much stress however can make us tense and anxious and can cause sleep problems. How is your stress level?
Your True Life Rocks method focuses on individuals who want to learn how to deal with stress related symptoms.