Until recently, the consequences of sleep deprivation weren’t really known—other than the obvious irritability that we, and everyone else around us, experience. What we’re learning now is that alienating those closest to us is the least of our concerns. Lack of sleep can affect brain function, dull memory, and impair judgement. It can make us gain weight and can age our skin. And, it can cause serious health problems.
That should wake us up, shouldn’t it?! But, now what?
Lavender & Menopause: How This Ancient Herb Can Ease Hot Flashes, Relieve Anxiety, & Help Promote SleepHot flashes—and their nocturnal counterpart, night sweats—are the most renowned, but other symptoms like anxiety, mood swings, and insomnia are also quite common. Though there are many more changes during the menopausal transition, as the Mayo Clinic details here, some can be potentially alleviated by lavender use.