The physical symptoms of the menopause are often under discussion, which is great because it’s important to know what to expect and what you can do to get on top of all the changes coming your way.
But one aspect of the transition is often overlooked in favour of the likes of hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, brain fog and hair loss… and that’s the toll it can take on our mental and emotional health and wellbeing, as well.
Hormonal changes don’t just affect us physically, they can also affect us on a deeper, more personal level, with symptoms often including anger and irritability, anxiety, depression and stress… which can make it harder to deal with the other physical changes we’re experiencing.
So what can you do to deal with menopause-related stress?
Firstly, prioritising sleep can really help you feel more resilient and better able to cope with daily stressors. Unfortunately, insomnia and sleep problems are also common during the menopause, so finding ways to promote good quality rest on a regular basis can make a huge difference to how you’re feeling overall.
Top tips for a good night’s sleep include following a regular sleep schedule and a regular bedtime routine, as well as not napping during the late afternoon and avoiding screens a couple of hours before going to bed.
Drinking a lovely warm cup of sage tea can help you get in the mood for sleep, as can reading a few chapters of a good book instead of scrolling through your phone.
Interestingly, there are all sorts of vitamins and supplements you can take to help you feel less stressed, as well, so it could certainly be worth investigating your options if you are starting to feel overwhelmed
Magnesium phospholipid complex, for example, can help with nervous system support, as well as mental health and wellbeing. Or you could consider something like an amino evening drink with ashwagandha extracts and hops, which can help promote normal sleep.
We also have a unique blend of adaptogens, minerals and botanicals available called Stay Calm, which can help you cope with stress and tackle whatever the day has to throw at you head on… just like you used to do! Ingredients include cordyceps, ashwagandha, schisandra, rhodiola, L-theanine and L-tyrosine, helping to give you a mood boost and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
This product is actually one of our very best sellers and so many of our clients report back saying what a good impact it has on them, so it could certainly be worth trying out if you’re finding things a little tough right now.
Alternatively, check out our Stressbiotic product, which contains saffron extract, lacto and bifidobacteria and lots of other vitamins to help promote relaxation and restore mental balance.
You’re sure to find a combination of supplements and vitamins that work for you, but if you need a bit of guidance or advice, get in touch with us today to see how we can help.