Swedish based company, WellBeMed, may have the answer to a more relaxed bedtime routine
Menopause is a time of hormonal, physical and psychological change for women and that change can wreak havoc on their sleeping patterns.
According to the Sleep Foundation, sleep disorders affect 39 to 47 percent of perimenopausal women and 35 to 60 percent of postmenopausal women. The most common sleep problems have been reported to include hot flashes, insomnia, sleep-disordered breathing and other mood and sleep disorders.
Our sleep cycle changes as we age, resulting in individuals experiencing restless sleep, waking up early and feeling sleepy and tired during the day and this lack of sleep can lead to feelings of anxiousness and irritability. WellBeSleep® Shots can help to bring a feeling of calm. They contain the ingredient of lemon balm, which is a herb that has been used over the centuries for its calming effect so helps to contribute to a better rest.
Is WellBeSleep the answer?
Victoria Lagnevik, Managing Director at WellBeMed, explains how their WellBeSleep may help, she says:
“We encourage our female customers to develop a bedtime routine such as taking a bath, listening to music, reading, meditation and taking a WellBeSleep product 30-minutes before bedtime. This allows the lemon balm to help relax the mind and body. Our products can also be taken during the night if you wake up from a night sweat and will help you drift back to sleep more easily.”
While menopause affects hormone levels and mood changes, the time of life when it occurs can also be a stressful time in a woman's life. Other factors may also play a role such as empty nesting or caring for aging parents.
WellBeSleep customer Anna Langåker from Malmö, says:
“Menopause for me began at age 52 years and I have always suffered from anxious and stressful thoughts at night that would wake me up around 4am. I found it very hard to relax and go back to sleep until I started drinking WellBeSleep shots. The drinks calm me down and I seem to drift back to sleep really easily. I much preferred trying these products instead of any medication as they are all natural.”
What are the WellBeSleep products?
Based on research from Lund University, WellBeMed have developed the WellBeSleep products which is a range of tasty products to savour before bedtime. The products are innovative in format, beautifully packaged, delicious and made for individuals who sometimes experience difficulties falling asleep.
Where can I buy them?
WellBeSleep products are already popular throughout Sweden and the hope is the products will be equally as successful in the United Kingdom. Both products are available from Ocado costing £1.99 for the WellBeSleep Shot (60ml) and £1.99 for the WellBeSleep Bar (32g).
We are yet to try these products but wanted to share in case someone would find this information helpful. Do you struggle to sleep? What have you tried to help with your restless nights? Drop us an email.