Avoiding Sleep Deprivation – Unlocking the Power of Sleep for Women Over 40…

Do you remember a time when you thought diamonds were the commodity for you?

… If you were anything like my wife! 😉

(I will get in trouble for this!)

But now, with sleep deprivation being a thing…

Sleep is your most precious commodity!

This is especially true for busy women over 40 who juggle multiple responsibilities and commitments.

Yet, it's all too common for sleep to take a backseat to family obligations, social demands and career.

But sleep is not a luxury; it is an essential pillar of health and wellbeing.

Sleep plays a vital role in our overall wellbeing, and for women over 40, it becomes even more crucial.

The Impact of Sleep Deprivation

Health Consequences:

Sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain, metabolic slow down, and a weakened immune system.

Sleep plays a vital role in regulating metabolism and appetite. When sleep deprived, the metabolic system will be out of balance, which will ultimately affect the food choices people make.

It disrupts the delicate balance of hunger hormones, making it harder to maintain a healthy weight.

Cognitive Function:

Lack of sleep affects cognitive abilities, such as memory, concentration, and decision making. It becomes harder to process information and stay focused, leading to decreased productivity and performance.

Emotional Wellbeing:

Sleep deprivation can impact mood regulation, causing increased stress, anxiety, and irritability. It becomes challenging to cope with daily challenges and maintain emotional stability.

Strategies for Better Sleep

Establish a Sleep Routine: Set a consistent sleep schedule by going to bed and waking up at the same time each day, even on weekends. This helps regulate your body's internal clock and promotes better sleep quality.

Create a Sleep Friendly Environment: Design your bedroom to promote relaxation and comfort. Ensure the room is dark, quiet, and at a comfortable temperature. Invest in a supportive mattress and pillows to enhance sleep comfort.

Limit Stimulants: Avoid consuming caffeine and alcohol close to bedtime as they can interfere with sleep. Instead, opt for soothing herbal teas to help you relax before bed.

Wind Down Before Bed: Engage in calming activities to signal your body that it's time to unwind. This may include reading a book, practicing relaxation techniques like deep breathing or gentle stretching, or taking a warm bath.

Manage Stress: Incorporate stress management techniques into your daily routine, such as meditation or engaging in hobbies that promote relaxation. This helps reduce stress levels and prepares your mind for restful sleep.

Create a Sleep-Friendly Technology Routine: Avoid using electronic devices, such as smartphones or tablets, before bed. The blue light emitted by these devices can disrupt your sleep cycle. Instead, establish a technology-free period before bedtime.

Prioritise Self-Care: Recognise that quality sleep is an essential aspect of self-care. Take time for yourself during the day to engage in activities that promote relaxation and overall wellbeing. This can include exercise, spending time outdoors, or practicing mindfulness.

Sleep is a fundamental pillar of good health and wellbeing, especially if you are over 40.

Remember, quality sleep is not a luxury but a necessity for a healthier and happier life.

Our Six Week Wellbeing Programme focuses on developing daily healthy habits including ways to boost your sleep quality that lead to helping you feel fitter, healthier, stronger and happier for life. 

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