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What’s Saving My Life Right Now: Perimenopause Edition

A few years ago, I went out on tour with my friend Heather and we called it the Hot Summer Nights tour. Cute, right?

Yeah, I thought so too. Well, here I am several years later and there is way more to the phrase Hot Summer Nights.

What’s that I hear? Yeah, perimenopause. It’s a whole ordeal.

I have to wash my sheets twice as much because of night sweats. It’s a lot. Add in the hair issues, sleep issues, and other weird biological changes—it’s a whole lot of unwelcome change. 

Good news: We’ve come a long way as a society, and now there are wonderful companies with wonderful remedies that make this journey a teensy bit easier for us. Some remedies for night time, some for day time, and some for…sexy time.

#1 • Hydration

One thing that's been a game-changer for me during this time is drinking plenty of water.

Seriously, it’s like a magical elixir for navigating this phase.

Here's why staying hydrated is a lifesaver: First off, water helps regulate your body temperature, which is crucial when those hot flashes come out of nowhere. It also keeps your skin looking fresh and vibrant, combating that dryness we often experience. And let’s not forget about energy levels – staying hydrated helps maintain your stamina and keeps that perimenopause fatigue at bay.

Plus, drinking water aids digestion, reduces bloating, and supports kidney function – all super important as our bodies adjust. So, grab that cute water bottle, fill it up, and sip throughout the day. Trust me, your body will thank you, and you’ll feel so much better tackling everything that perimenopause throws your way.

#2 • Sleep

Here is the thing. LIFE runs on sleep.

The quality of our sleep impacts every minute of our day. 

Our concentration. Our focus. Our creativity. 

How present we are for our family. How well we listen to that friend who needs to vent. 

I have not slept well for years. 

Blame it on my Enneagram 3 - always thinking about how much there is to do… 

Blame it on being a mom of 5 kids. 

Blame it on how much I have traveled. 

Whatever. What I know we can blame it now is that point in life when sleep is that much harder when you’re dealing with hot flashes, night sweats, and more trips to the bathroom.

But when I found FOCL all of that changed. I do not miss a night and I sleep like a baby. 

#3 • Collagen

Collagen is like the fairy godmother of supplements for this season.

As we navigate perimenopause, our bodies start to produce less collagen, which is that magical protein that keeps our skin firm, our hair strong, and our joints happy.

Adding a collagen supplement to your routine can help replenish what we’re losing, keeping our skin plump and reducing those fine lines and wrinkles.

But that’s not all! Collagen also supports joint health, which is crucial when those pesky aches and pains start creeping in. It can even improve gut health, which is a blessing since digestive issues love to join the perimenopause party.

And let’s talk about hair and nails – because who doesn’t want stronger, healthier hair and nails? Collagen can give them a much-needed boost, making them less brittle and more resilient.

So, grab that collagen supplement, mix it into your morning smoothie or coffee, and let your body soak up all the goodness. Trust me, you’ll feel like you’ve got a little more pep in your step and a glow that says, “I’ve got this!”

In this category, Orgain has us covered.

Go get your hands on this if you suffer from any of these unwanted perimenopause symptoms!

#4 • Sexy Time

Hot Flashes. Mood Swings. And all the changes that happen down there. 

Now Bonafide totally gets us. They have an entire product line for the biggest things we deal with during Menopause. 

These supplements have changed so many women’s lives. The stories are out of this world.

This supplement right here provides powerful, hormone-free relief from vaginal dryness, with an easy-to-use vaginal insert that renews your body’s moisture for everyday comfort and intimacy. 

#5 • HAIR SUPPORT

No One Told me i'd need to call a plumber more often during menopause.

Seriously, I joked about needing a plumber from the hair related menopause issues and Nutrafol has helped grow my hair AND keep my drains clear. Thank God.

  • 100% saw more scalp coverage after 6 months on Nutrafol.
  • 90% saw overall improvement in their hair after 6 months of taking this supplement.
  • 100% showed improvement in hair growth after 9 months on this regimen.

The Nutrafol deal is a killer $50 off first 3 months or $106 off first 6 months.

Go get your hands on them if you suffer from any of these hair related perimenopause symptoms!

#6

Sunshine

And finally, the sun. Seriously!

Getting outside and getting some sunshine throughout the day drastically impacts my mood. A daily dose of sunshine can turn a crummy day around.