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Serotonin and Melatonin on Sleep


Two chemicals, serotonin and melatonin play an important role in regulating sleep. Serotonin wakes you up, makes you feel energetic, alert and happy. Melatonin makes you feel drowsy and ready to sleep. Melatonin is actually converted from serotonin in response to exposure to light. When you’re exposed to bright light your brain makes serotonin; when … Continue reading

Lavender Oil


Instantly reduces stress and helps you sleep. Place a few drops on a handkerchief under your pillow.

Anxiety’s Consequences


Adrenals that are over used (read: exhausted), will make menopause worse. Conversely, women who go through a life crisis in their 30’s will actually not be affected as much by their menopause.

Can’t Sleep?


Drink ½ cup water. Put a pinch of salt on your tongue and let it dissolve. Make sure the granules don’t press against the roof of your mouth. Studies show a combination of water and salt alters the electrical charge of the brain inducing a deep sleep. I’ve tried this, but found it extremely difficult … Continue reading

Melatonin and Sleep


This supplement causes the body temperature to drop, which is necessary to fall asleep. It may also suppress the luteinizing hormone (LH). High levels of LH are linked to hot flashes. Take 1.5 mg. or less, 30 minutes before bed. Don’t take any longer than two weeks without consulting with your doctor. I did a … Continue reading

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