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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: 147

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: 144

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: 87

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: 140

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: 171

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: 148

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: 168

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...
by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Apr 07, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Women's Sleep
Topic: Too much sleep?
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Too much sleep?

Hi I'm sorry to hear you are experiencing problems in staying asleep or waking early. As we age our sleep pattern does change and we are more likely to wake earlier, however there are a few strategies you can try to help matters. You say you get to sleep quickly which is good news, but there are a v...
by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Apr 07, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Women's Sleep
Topic: Advice needed to get to sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Advice needed to get to sleep

Hi Bobbie I'm sorry to hear of your health issues. In the first instance I hope you are receiving medical advice for each of them as this will help in terms of your ability to get to and stay asleep. I would advise seeing your GP for a blood pressure assessment alongside the other ailments you descr...
by Dr Sarah Gilchrist
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Expert clinic on sleep disorders
Topic: Best ways to reduce the importance one places on sleep
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Re: Best ways to reduce the importance one places on sleep

Hi Frankie Great question! Often we get caught up in worrying we've not had the 'optimal' night's sleep when in fact we have more than likely slept better than our perception of it. If you have a regular good sleep routine, adopt some useful strategies to help you sleep well and regularly awake feel...
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