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Peri menopause insomnia

Discussion in 'Female Quantum Biology' started by Doyourcycle, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. Doyourcycle

    Doyourcycle New Member

    Any hacks to help balance hormones that impact sleep? My cycles are all over the place at 52 and my sleep is pure shit.

    Sun, yes--morning too; great diet, yes, blu blockers, yes, not overweight...

    Thoughts--suggestions please!
  2. drezy

    drezy New Member

    My wife is near your age and through the other side of menopause.

    Morning light seemed to help, but 54-58 degree sessions for 40 minutes 3-5x / week seemed to help her way more. She hated the cold at first, but if I stand in her way to the cold tub these evenings she'll flatten me.

    For the 14 years I knew her prior she ALWAYS had shit sleep.
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  3. Doyourcycle

    Doyourcycle New Member

    I've been using cold showers and one full cold bath so far. I'll put one on tonight's menu.

    On another note, wondering if low insulin is an issue? No raised glucose level.
  4. drezy

    drezy New Member

    About 1.5 to two weeks into regular cold(54-58) baths my wife started to notice a difference. Not on one cold bath.
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  5. Doyourcycle

    Doyourcycle New Member

    Well baby steps, ya know.
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  6. Jack Kruse

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  8. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    LADIES: No AM sunlight (UVA/IRA) or TOO MUCH PM blue light = no sulfated vitamin D3 = no estradiol = lowered testosterone = no progesterone = dehydration due to poor mitochondrial flux = no sex drive = no sex = no oxytocin =poor sleep = poor regeneration. You want to regain it? Get some AM sun and block all PM blue light to lower your heteroplasmy rate. So how does sunlight help blood vessels? Well many ways as I have discussed here before (also in Vermont 2017 video) but one way you might not know is via the sex steroid hormone pathways of progesterone. In males, luteinizing hormone (LH) causes the production of testosterone, whereas in females it affects estrogen and progesterone levels........ In females, luteinizing hormone works on the ovaries--where it makes its effects by changing the levels of estradiol. The levels made are tied to the amount or lack of sun one gets. Melatonin lowers estrogen naturally. The more blue light one gets the more estrogen one makes centrally and peripherally and the less progesterone one makes. Sunlight increases both sulfated Vitamin D3 and progesterone in case you did not know this. People should be more aware that progesterone has many important functions: it looks after the smoothness of blood vessels; The link below shows you how these pathways affect are arterial health. Progesterone also affects the myelin sheaths of nerves in men, women and children and it links why MS is tied to a lack of solar exposure in AM and too much blue in the PM; and it prevents water retention in the brain of men, women and children and this affects the amount of CSF that is made and recycled in the brain.

    Progesterone receptors are found, among other sites, in the endothelial lining of blood vessels. It’s those receptors that keep endothelial lining nice and smooth. With excess estrogen, the exact opposite happens: the endothelium becomes lumpy and bumpy, therefore excessive estrogen (unbalanced by progesterone) makes us prone to clotting diseases, strokes and angina. Also, the ability of the blood vessels to relax is related to the presence of progesterone receptors and sufficient progesterone level to stimulate them. Insufficient progesterone may affect one way or another the many systems of the body, including blood vessels. Men who do not have sufficient amount of progesterone tend to get cardiovascular diseases in their 40s, whereas women are protected until after their 50s. In other words, progesterone is necessary to maintain cardiovascular health.
    Progesterone facilitates healing process after an injury. If you look at my pre operative considerations blog see what I say there about progesterone. Trauma, including that resulting from cerebral accidents, heals quicker in pre-menopausal women than in men because they have more progesterone. Also, they have far less water retention in the brain. For that reason some neurosurgeons (ME) use progesterone injections prior to surgery to prevent swelling due to water retention.
    It is made in the brain and stimulates BDNF with appropriate levels of cortisol to get the proper physiologic effects. In women, it is made the corpus luteum of the ovary and in smaller amounts by the adrenal glands. In men, is produced in adrenal and testicular tissue as well. Progesterone is produced in the body from cholesterol and is a precursor to most of the other steroid hormones, including cortisol and testosterone. Look at Hormone 101 blog post or BG 12 as well to explain why prolonged stress further depletes progesterone because it increases the demand for cortisol. I think doctors should consider progesterone supplementation for men in their late forties and older, when they experience low energy or fatigue, decreased libido, have increased body fat, enlarged prostate or to want to help prevent prostate enlargement.Progesterone is needed to counter-balance the effects of excess estrogens. Also, by blocking the enzyme 5a-reductase, progesterone inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is also a stimulant of prostate cell growth. This is why sunlight stimulates LH and testosterone as we talked about on this page yesterday. Benefits for men are as follows:

    Protects against prostate cancer

    - Helps normalize blood sugar levels

    - Helps use fat for energy

    - Prevents water accumulation (acts as mild diuretic)

    - Helps (normalizes) thyroid hormone function

    - Stimulates new bone formation (osteoporosis protection and even reversal)

    - Improves brain function, has antidepressant properties

    - Improves skin problems including acne, seborrhea, rosacea, psoriasis

    - Diminishes muscular aches and pains, has anti-inflammatory properties

    - Improves sleep pattern

    - Improves libido.

    In women and men is also makes hair growth big time. When I hear a lady is losing her hair I know she is deficient in sunlight and thyroid hormone and progesterone due to her blue light toxic world and her burying AM light. I see most often after performing a craniotomy when I use it after we open a head on the incision line.
  9. Doyourcycle

    Doyourcycle New Member

    So why not offer a menopausal woman progesterone if she's low in spite of getting morning IR and later uva and b as well as avoids blue lights?

  10. Penny

    Penny New Member

    Because all hormones + neurotransmitters + T3 + insulin are made through your eyes in the AM sunlight which is composed of red and UV light... see the Vermont 2017 talk - or look at my transcription of it:

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