We talk about this important women’s issue here. Men, you can keep scrolling on if you want.
I, like many other women, find it harder to sleep during the ovulation phase. Our progesterone levels are lower, and there isn’t a lot of estrogens. Flo.health says that they tend to drop at this time. I’m also a bit hungrier during this time as the egg is being fertilized around about now.
What is ovulation?
Ovulation is a period in a women’s cycle where she releases the egg. It normally happens on day 14 of her 28-day cycle. By that time, the mucus is very thick and white.
There is a temperature change in our bodies, and it is slightly cooler. After that, it gets warm again. When the body gets warm, we sleep much better. This could be a reason why some women don’t sleep well.
Low progesterone equates to insomnia, according to Conceive, easy. Some women take birth control pills. Also, we experience no sleep problem right before our period
Ways to control this
- Keep a sleep diary for a couple of months just to record everything that is happening. You can do it on your Garmin app or Fitbit app. This will help you better understand your sleep.
- If it gets worse, do see your GP. Your GP can recommend an oral contraceptive pill or some other pill to help you sleep better.
- Make sure that you are eating enough. Women that don’t eat enough might have deficient progesterone and estrogen levels.
You are not alone in this.