Women experience hormonal changes during menstruation. With the decrease of the estrogen hormone, the happiness hormone also comes to low levels. Known as the happiness hormone, this “serotonin” hormone can cause anxiety, restlessness, fatigue and even migraine-type headaches. For this reason, we have shared a few recommendations in order to eliminate the disruptions in your sleep pattern.
Listen to slow music
Listen to slow-paced, soft music for an hour before going to bed will relieve your physical tension. It will help you fall asleep easier. Scientific research published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies has concluded that after listening to this type of music, sleeping will be more beneficial, more restful and more effective.
Use the power of aromatherapy
A tiny lavender sachet that you will put in your pillow, a few drops of lavender oil that you will drip on your bed, a few drops of jasmine oil that you will smell before going to bed may also help you sleep more easily. These oils, which help you relax physically and mentally, will help you reduce the tension that may occur in your body, especially during the premenstrual period. Sit quietly for a minute and listen to your breathing. Concentrating only on your breathing will keep you from thinking about the past and the future and will only help you relax in the moment. A regular meditation practice will both help you feel more comfortable in the premenstrual period and make you feel more energetic in the first days of your menstrual period. If you are doing yoga, yoga movements that include relaxation before bedtime will also help.
Acupressure based on stimulating certain points in our body and providing certain effects. has revealed that there are some points that are good for insomnia as well as for many ailments. According to this method, it is said that when you apply pressure to the point called the ‘Shen Men’ point, which is close to the outer side of your wrist, you will have a more comfortable sleep. It’s worth a try!