● 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.