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If perimenopause/menopause symptoms are knocking on your door, is getting good sleep one of your issues?   Not getting your proper number of hours of sleep required can cost you your health in the long run.  As important, if not more important, is the quality of that sleep. Have you noticed that good sleep is associated with so many areas of your life?  If you are not getting enough hours or the quality of sleep, your productivity suffers, your memory suffers, your relationships suffer, your safety is at risk, it even affects your sexual life, your health, your appearance, and the ability to... (Read More ...)

[jbox color=”pink” title=”Do You Have Challenges Or Issues Around Feeling Completely Rested? “]   Women in menopause have so many challenges around the subject of “good quality sleep!”   Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get into bed, go to sleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed and feeling vibrant with so much energy?  For most of you in menopause, that is a pipe dream.  Right? Do you realize that poor quality or not enough hours of good sleep can affect you in a negative way, in every area in your life?  Have you ever wondered how to sleep... (Read More ...)

Have You Experienced Having Painful Sex? There can be a number of reasons when you are having painful sex.  The best thing you can do is try to find the cause.  You could just stop having sexual relations but that doesn’t solve the problem.  The pain can be that bad that you really feel like that is the answer at times. It may be that you need medical treatment or it may be that you are menopausal age.  Here is an informative article about the reasons women would have painful sex and what can be done about it.  Just don’t ignore the pain. Not long after going through menopause,... (Read More ...)

You recently may have read my article about troche.  For you, I have since done more research and had to let you know more information about troche.  You don’t read or hear that much about troche, but it is quickly becoming more popular.  What are troches and and do they work best for you when using bio-identical hormones? Troche is a system of delivery into the body for women using  bio-identical hormones. It is like a lozenge and put under the tongue to be absorbed, taking 30 to 45 minutes for the process (also called subbuccal lozenges.) My first article was favorable about troche. ... (Read More ...)

Are you having night sweats? Has this happened to you? Have you been awakened in the middle of the night because you were soaking wet? Your nightgown was drenched in sweat. You touched the bedsheets and they also were soaked! You were sweating while asleep but then you were cold! You know you will have to wake up your husband/partner to get out of bed, change into something that is dry and probably even change the sheets in the middle of the night!  You really dread waking him up – it usually ends up in an argument. You feel exhausted because this keeps happening no mater what you have tried.... (Read More ...)

Are you being “bugged” by your partner to be intimate but you just don’t feel like it?   Is it because you discovered since entering menopause, sex has become too painful? Do you wish you felt like it, but it hurts too badly causing it to be a turn off?  Are you afraid to tell your husband/partner – fearing he won’t understand?  Which came first?   The pain and lack of lubrication or the lack of desire? From my experience, I think it all goes hand-in-hand.  If you find it painful to have intimacy because of having a challenge with vaginal dryness, then of course... (Read More ...)

What is stress? Stress is something that upsets the balance in your body. You probably live with more stress in your life than you even realize. You may even think it is normal to have as much stress on a daily basis as you do. What are signs of stress? There is good stress and bad stress.  Happy events can be stressful like falling in love and getting married. Stress can be helpful for you when there is an emergency and your life is in danger.  Your body goes into the stress mode and does what it can to keep you safe.  Your body was not designed to live under stressful conditions from day... (Read More ...)

Do you remember when you were young, how you could get by on little or no sleep for a period of time, and still seemed to function at an okay level, maybe even higher than just okay? But now that you are older, you realize how important your sleep is to you and how it feels when you aren’t getting enough sleep or quality sleep.  You will do almost anything just to know how to sleep better! If you do have problems getting to sleep or staying asleep, you know how it feels to wake up, look at the clock and say, if only I had one more hour to sleep!  But in your heart, you know you have to... (Read More ...)

What is a troche and how can it help you?   In case you are curious, it is pronounced (troh-key.) Being in perimenopause or menopause, you may be experiencing symptoms such as  not being able to sleep at night.  You wake up grouchy and have no energy because you are totally exhausted! You have night sweats and wake up drenched!   You have to get up and actually put another night gown on, change the sheets and try to go back to sleep!   But now you are wide awake! What about hot flashes?  You are with a group of workers from your job and all of a sudden, everyone is staring at you –... (Read More ...)

Are you “coping” with menopause headaches on a regular basis? Maryanne is in menopause.  She already balanced her hormones naturally but wasn’t able to get rid of those terrible headaches! Maryanne woke up most days with  “menopause headaches.”   Sometimes it was a very mild one and she could “cope” with it, but most days it was a migraine and it kept her in bed trying to escape the pain.  She had been to several doctors and they all wanted to give her pain medication for the headaches. At first, she started taking one of the prescriptions for her headaches... (Read More ...)