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Why am I tired before my period? By Sabeeha Abdullah

● Fatigue is linked to a shift of serotonin:

● Our hormones are dropping, it’s okay to be tired:a drop in estrogen levels lead to a

reduction in energy.

● PMS symptoms can keep you up at night & affect your sleep:

5 ways to fight pre-period fatigue:

● Create a bedtime routine: rest is important during menstruation, it is important for you to

ensure that you get sufficient sleep at night to provide you with enough energy in the

day. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep every night.

● Stay hydrated- water will help with bloating & get things flowing

● Get some movement in. Exercise helps your blood to flow and boost energy levels,

whilst also releasing a cascade of endorphins to help boost your mood. If you are

feeling sluggish, aim for light exercise such as a walk, yoga or light cardio.

● Relax & be patient with your body- consume magnesium rich foods or magnesium

glycinate supplement for mood and better sleep. Magnesium helps to relax your muscles

and helps to ease menstrual cramps.

● Focus on foods with less sugar. We often crave sugary foods during our period, due to a

reduction in blood glucose levels. Try to limit your intake of sugary foods and opt for

herbal teas, fruits, nuts and yoghurt to satisfy your cravings.

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