PMS, Insomnia and Life: How To Manage Them All

Here is all you need to know about PMS induced insomnia.

Hormonal Changes During the Menstrual Cycle:

The various stages of the menstrual cycle occur in response to changes in the production of hormones.

Hormones like estrogen and progesterone rise during the follicular phase and after ovulation, but if pregnancy does not occur, these hormones decrease substantially during the concluding days of the luteal phase.

These hormones don’t just affect the ovaries and uterus; they influence multiple systems in the body with far-reaching effects.

The decline in estrogen and progesterone in the days before your period can affect how you feel both physically and emotionally.

A Quick Glance At PMS

Premenstrual Syndrome aka PMS is a condition defined by extensive and bothersome symptoms that arise in the days preceding your period and can continue with menstruation.

The severity of PMS varies, but some women with PMS find that the symptoms disrupt their daily life and activities.

PMS And Sleep

PMS often causes sleeping problems. Women with PMS are at least twice as likely to experience insomnia before and during their period.

Bad sleep may cause excessive sleepiness and feeling tired or drowsy in the day around their period.

PMS can cause some women to sleep much more than normal. Fatigue and tiredness around their period, as well as mood changes like depression, may lead to sleeping too much (hypersomnia).

Steps for better sleep, during before and after periods.

Sleep Hygiene

A common tactic for improving sleep is healthy sleep hygiene. This means optimizing your habits, routines, and environment to make them more conducive to getting the sleep you need.

Before Your Period

The days before your period starts are the most common time to have sleeping problems.

Steps to manage PMS, such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, relaxation techniques, and drinking plenty of water, may reduce overall symptoms and make PMS easier to cope with.

For any woman experiencing bothersome PMS symptoms, including sleeping problems, it is important to talk with a doctor for best information on the treatment.

During and After Your Period

Treatment for PMS may be continued during menstruation if the symptoms continue, but many women find that their symptoms decrease or go away within a day or two after their period starts.

For women with heavy periods or who worry about bleeding at night, absorbent pads designed for nighttime use may be helpful. Helping them get a stress free sleep.

As soon as the PMS symptoms are minimum, it provides a chance to refocus on healthy sleep habits that can contribute to regular, restorative sleep with the goal of reducing disruptions before and during your period.