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by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Stress & Sleep
Topic: Can’t get to sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Can’t get to sleep

Hi I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble getting to sleep. It sounds like you have some confounding health issues which may not be helping in terms of getting to sleep. Nonetheless, there are some practical strategies you can employ to help try and get off to sleep. I would also check your health...
by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Stress & Sleep
Topic: Is it still stress?
Replies: 1
Views: 666

Re: Is it still stress?

Hi Dave I'm sorry you experienced a period of stress and have had some sleep issues. Its hard to comment on your sleep being related to stress without knowing any additional factors that maybe be adding to sleep health issues e.g. physical or mental health complaints. However, try some of the below ...
by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Stress & Sleep
Topic: Lack of sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 673

Re: Lack of sleep

Hi Janice I'm sorry you're not feeling like you are sleeping well. Hopefully the below tips will help. Sleep is entirely individualised. Most healthy adults need 7-9 hours but some may need a bit more, some a bit less. A marker of if you are getting sufficient sleep is if you are waking on or around...
by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Women's Sleep
Topic: Going to the bathroom during the night
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: Going to the bathroom during the night

Hi Melissa It's good to hear you're hydrating well throughout the day. It is entirely normal to wake up and need the toilet during the night and 1-2 times is normal. You could try decreasing your fluid intake an hour before bed if it's causing a particular issue, but otherwise I don't see it a being...
by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Women's Sleep
Topic: Struggle to sleep when due period
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: Struggle to sleep when due period

Hi Esme I'm sorry to hear you struggle with your sleep when you're due your period. Hopefully some of the suggestions below can help with your sleep issue. You don't explicitly say when in your cycle this wakening occurs other than before menses begins (period starts). Is it on a typical day of your...
by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Apr 07, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Women's Sleep
Topic: Difference between insomnia and bad sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Difference between insomnia and bad sleep

Anyone can develop insomnia but women can be more predisposed to it, for example through the peri-menopause or menopause. Insomnia is a clinical condition where you don't choose (consciously or unconsciously) to sleep poorly. You may have trouble falling asleep or experience persistent night wakenin...
by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Women's Sleep
Topic: Hot flushes
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Hot flushes

Hi Maureen I'm sorry you are experiencing hot flushes which wake you up. Unfortunately they are part and parcel of our female biology as we age (related to hormone changes in age), but there are some strategies we can try to help minimise the effects of hot flushes. Hope these can help you somewhat:...
by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Women's Sleep
Topic: Menopause impacting sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Menopause impacting sleep

Hi Karen I'm sorry to hear you are experiencing poor sleep since your menopause began. Unfortunately poor sleep it is a common symptom of the peri-menopause and menopause, however there are some useful strategies which may help: Wear breathable light clothing to bed e.g. light cotton pyjamas and con...
by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Apr 07, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Women's Sleep
Topic: Tight chest
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Tight chest

Hi Fiona

I'm sorry you are experiencing these symptoms on waking in the night or the morning. I would suggest its probably due to blood pressure changes as you wake from your sleep bout. However these symptoms shouldn't be ignored and I would suggest you seek medical advice in the first instance.
by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Apr 07, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Women's Sleep
Topic: Back pain
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Back pain

Hi Lucy I'm sorry to hear you suffer with back pain with your period. Hopefully some of the strategies below may help. Light exercise e.g. yoga, Pilates, stretching. Comfortable sleep system (bed, pillow mattress, bed linin, sleep wear). Use multiple pillows to read if you prefer, but only one to fa...
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