How do hormones affect my sleep?

FEWE - How hormones affect sleep

Did you know that your hormones can actually affect your sleep?

Your ability to get a good night's sleep is strongly linked to your hormone fluctuations that your body might be experiencing that week.

Difficulty falling asleep?

During your Flow phase (the time most commonly associated with having a period), you might struggle to fall asleep. Low levels of oestrogen and progesterone coupled with period pain might have you lying up awake for a while. The good news is that this is completely normal – we’ve all been there.

To help you get a good night’s rest, make sure that you’re taking enough time before bed to wind down. It could be anything for you – running a hot bath, journaling, or just reading a book. It's so important to make time to relax properly. Caffeine and blue light can also disrupt your ability to fall asleep, so make sure you focus on reducing those when you’re in your Flow phase. In addition to this, try FEWE’s Dream a Little Dream oral spray to help you drift off.

Keep waking up in the night?

Finding yourself staring at the ceiling all night? Right after the release of an egg, your oestrogen and LH (luteinizing hormone) drop which leads to those all-too-familiar PMS symptoms – cramping, aches and pains, and headaches. These symptoms differ between people, but for some they might lead to difficulties staying asleep once your head hits the pillow.

This is also the time when your body needs rest the most, so disrupted sleep can be super frustrating. Try not to go on your phone if you wake up in the night – the dopamine hit of social media and the blue light from your screen will only make you more awake. Couple our Dream a Little Dream with our soothing Calm Balm with lavender, CBD and eucalyptus, formulated to dissipate discomfort whenever and wherever it strikes. 


HotTea Mama's Over The Moon menstruation tea aims to naturally help and support your body with the challenges posed by mother nature.

Select herbs have been used traditionally for millennia to soothe cramps, swollen tummies, bring calm and relaxation and support a regular cycle. Their natural benefits come with delicious flavours, to create a hug in a mug.

Sleeping really well at the moment?

Sleeping super deeply and don’t know why? As oestrogen and progesterone rise in your body during the Transform phase, you’re likely to experience deeper and higher quality sleep and wake up feeling more rested than ever. Enjoy your heightened sleep quality and have a lie in.


FEWE's mission is to change the conversation around the menstrual cycle. Demystifying what is really going on with your body so that you are better informed and prepared for each stage of your cycle.

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