Women

Are you suffering from poor sleep? Do you find that it spills over into other parts of your life? Your mood around the people you love? Your self-esteem? Your health?

It may not surprise you to learn that insomnia is significantly more prevalent in women than in men. Fact.

Sleep is not an isolated part of our life. It interacts with women’s health – reproductive health, hormonal transitions like menopause, and the stresses of our work and family lives. As women, we also tend to focus emotionally and physically on others first before taking time to care for ourselves. Basically, sleep interacts with the world and society we live in, too.

Stress is the most common trigger for insomnia. 

Pressure to perform (across different areas of your life), the stress and worry which result from it, can all lead to insomnia. Unfortunately, most women find little support when coping with poor sleep. Being ‘told’ to practice self-care to relieve stress and improve sleep often only make things worse.

But help is out there and you’re not in this alone. My mission is to help you get the rest you need by taking a holistic, collaborative approach to sleep health issues. 

Rather than telling you what to work on (which would just be another item on the never-ending to-do list), we start by acknowledging where you are at. We understand the unique combination of external and internal experiences and responsibilities in your life that are negatively impacting your sleep. And then we work out the rest. 

Mums

Whether you are expecting, parenting an infant, or simply a mother dealing with the chaos of daily life — there are unique challenges to sleep for mums including the guilt that some might carry to invest in their own wellbeing. You deserve healthy sleep, it’s a basic human need and right. I’ll work with you to develop a sleep practice specifically tailored for the challenges you are facing.

Menstrual Cycle & Perimenopause 

The hormonal changes your body undergoes during menopause and as part of the menstrual cycle can have a variety of symptoms. But one that doesn’t get talked about often is insomnia. The hormonal effects of our periods or the perimenopause, together with related changes in lifestyle, can also lead to disturbed sleep. Together, we’ll come up with a plan to help you find replenishing sleep whether you are going through your menopausal transition or your period. 

Women struggling to sleep at night

“Thank you to the work you have done with me. It has not only impacted my sleep positively but also my outlook on life and taking back control of my inner state to keep on going. You are very compassionate, wise and caring and the tools you have shown me will certainly be used for life.”

– Private client

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Busy Professionals

Do you feel work-related stress is impacting your rest? If so, then your lack of sleep is probably impacting your work and quality of life as well. We can break this cycle one step at a time. 

Everybody  

Lack of sleep can have a compounding effect on your life: impacting your family, your work, and your own sense of self. You might feel guilty over how your lack of sleep lets others down. You might find yourself in a perpetually low mood. 

The quality of your sleep and the quality of your waking life are inextricably linked. If you are tired of being tired, and ready to invest in your own well-being, this is a perfect time to start.  

I am passionate about helping you get the rest you need by taking a holistic approach to women’s health & sleep issues. 

Note: I am referring to cis-women. This is because most of the sleep and circadian research in women has been carried out with cis-women.