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Sleep during the Menopausal Transition

Dr Kat explains how poor sleep reduces quality of life and adds to the feeling of losing control during the perimenopause.

A compassionate approach to poor sleep during the perimenopause

Many women going through the perimenopause (or menopausal transition) experience disturbed sleep. It’s one, if not the, core symptom of this period. According to research, up to 60% of menopausal women suffer from poor sleep – which also has a knock-on effect on their family, work and social lives. 

Adopting a compassionate attitude, i.e. taking a moment to respectfully observe yourself struggling with the aim to support yourself, can help to alleviate poor sleep and its daytime consequences.

Tips on Social Isolation and Sleeping Well

Dr Kat has put together some practical tips on how to sleep well while working from home in the face of Covid-19 to support your health and performance.


Healthy Sleep – What it is and Why it Matters

Chances are that when reading about sleep you’ll have come across the term ‘healthy sleep’ or ‘sleep health’. Often there isn’t much of an explanation what those terms refer to and you might have wondered what they actually mean. What is healthy sleep? And after all, isn’t all sleep healthy? Good questions! Well to answer the second question first: no, not all sleep is healthy. But we can do a lot to make it healthy!


How to use sleep smartly in your business

Employees are an organisation’s biggest asset. Or to be more specific, productive employees are. But what makes employees productive and keeps them engaged? Humans aren’t robots who can be left alone to work 24/7. What do employees need to do if they want to be as effective as possible? The answer is to maintain good health, both physically and mentally. But what fosters these? Sleep.


What to do when you frequently wake up at 3am and struggle to get back to sleep

It’s normal to wake up during the night, we all do it several times. Usually we don’t remember them because not only are they short, we also just roll over and slip back into sleep.

However, when you find yourself lying in bed around the witching hour, as some call it, unable to get back to sleep, quiet quickly your mind starts to get busy with thinking. Racing from one thought to the next with no end in sight, your mind can feel like washing machine stuck in the spinning cycle. Then there is this strong feeling of anxiety in your tummy or chest that suddenly pings up. Your heart is pounding loud and fast. You can’t stop tossing and turning wishing to be anywhere but here in your bed. 


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Sleep Sense

Using my academic knowledge and experience as a sleep practitioner, I decided to write a book taking the reader through the science of sleep and why it is important for every single one of us, irrespective whether you are a short or long sleeper. My aim is to empower you, the reader, to take steps that are right for you to sleep well.

What Somnia is sharing

Lying awake feeling alone and frustrated with how sleep continues to escape you... sound familiar? You're not alone in feeling like this and loneliness and isolation can actually impact your sleep, creating an unpleasant cycle, but not an impossible one to break. You can see what I mean above, and to understand this further, I have shared an article on the Somnia site focusing on the relationship between poor sleep and loneliness and isolation. #sleep #sleeptherapy #sleepwell #sleeptips #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #socialconnections #socialisolation #loneliness #lonelinessandisolation #lonelinessandmentalhealth ... See MoreSee Less

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