About half of women aged 50 experience sleep difficulties often due to hormonal changes to their bodies.

The sleep hormone melatonin becomes released earlier in the day, forcing you to feel tired earlier and wake up earlier the next morning.

The amount of melatonin released compared with when you’re younger is reduced, so you may find it more difficult to fall asleep. The amount of sleep you need as you get older does not decrease, with studies showing people over the age of 65 still require 6-8 hours.

You are a shift worker who is finding it difficult to fall asleep even though you are exhausted.

What can I do about it?

Have a consistent bedtime and rise time.

Get yourself tired before you go to bed. If it takes longer than 30 minutes to sleep, get up and do something else until you are sleepy.

Wind down and relax your mind with an activity like journaling, meditation, reading or listening to music.

Keep your bedroom cool rather than warm as it’s more conducive to good sleep.

Reduce your caffeinated beverage intake to no more than 1 a day and none after 2 pm.

Limit your blue-light exposure from devices such as smartphones and laptops as it can make us feel more alert before bed.

Small sleep aids can help you ease into sleep. For example, a sleep mist spray you use on your body or your linen – or a cup of a herbal tea before bed.

What can I do about it?

Have a consistent bedtime and rise time.

As a woman, what can I do to help me get better sleep

  • Menopause and sleep
  • Set the bedroom temperature to cool (~18O C) rather than warm as this is more conducive to a good night’s sleep.
  • Sleep with cooling fabrics, such as Bambi products, which can reduce your body temperature and help you manage hot flushes and minimise night sweats.
  • Avoid heavy bed clothing and tight or constricting bed linen. Use a fan at night to promotes air circulation in your bedroom.

Get yourself tired before you go to bed. If it takes longer than 30 minutes to sleep, get up and do something else until you are sleepy.

Wind down and relax your mind with an activity like journaling, meditation, reading or listening to music.

Keep your bedroom cool rather than warm as it’s more conducive to good sleep.

Reduce your caffeinated beverage intake to no more than 1 a day and none after 2 pm.

Limit your blue-light exposure from devices such as smartphones and laptops as it can make us feel more alert before bed.

Small sleep aids can help you ease into sleep. For example, a sleep mist spray you use on your body or your linen – or a cup of a herbal tea before bed.

What can I do about it?

Have a consistent bedtime and rise time.

If you’ve had a bad night’s sleep, it’s best not to sleep in for more than one hour; a 20-minute power nap in the afternoon or earlier bedtime that night is better.

If you ever wake up tired, go out for some sunlight; it will make you feel less tired in the morning.

Incontinence can affect your sleep too, so try to limit liquids in the evening and go to the toilet before getting into bed.

Being more active during the day and getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. This has been shown to shorten the time it takes to get to sleep and increase deep sleep, giving you a more restful and longer night’s sleep.

Maintain an active social life with family & friends to keep busy.

Spend time during the day doing tasks that work your brain (e.g., crosswords, sodoku and reading). They can improve your sleep too.

Medications such as those for heart conditions, blood pressure, asthma, diuretics, thyroid issues, depression & anxiety and corticosteroids may affect your sleep. Contact your GP or healthcare professional if you are concerned.

What can I do about it?

Have a consistent bedtime and rise time.

Get yourself tired before you go to bed. If it takes longer than 30 minutes to sleep, get up and do something else until you are sleepy.

Wind down and relax your mind with an activity like journaling, meditation, reading or listening to music.

Keep your bedroom cool rather than warm as it’s more conducive to good sleep.

Reduce your caffeinated beverage intake to no more than 1 a day and none after 2 pm.

Limit your blue-light exposure from devices such as smartphones and laptops as it can make us feel more alert before bed.

Small sleep aids can help you ease into sleep. For example, a sleep mist spray you use on your body or your linen – or a cup of a herbal tea before bed.

Aim for at least 8 hours of sleep on school nights.

Prepare your body for sleep with a night-time ritual

Prepare your body for sleep with a night-time ritual

Prepare your body for sleep with a night-time ritual

Prepare your body for sleep with a night-time ritual

Prepare your body for sleep with a night-time ritual

Prepare your body for sleep with a night-time ritual

Prepare your body for sleep with a night-time ritual

Prepare your body for sleep with a night-time ritual

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DoDow is a light-emitting device that projects a dynamic ring of light and shrinks and expands on your ceiling. The idea is to match your breathing to Dodow’s light as it pulses on your ceiling. The light pulses gradually slow down to 6 cycles per minute creating the ideal rhythm to drift off to sleep.

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This unique sound machine plays 20 soothing tones, which you can use to block background noise or quiet a busy mind. There are ten different electric fan sounds and ten variations of pure white noise to choose from, each designed to help you sleep faster and for longer.

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ResMed Sleep Mist Spray is an oil blend designed to be used on bed linen or your body to promote relaxation and help you ease into a better night’s sleep. The supporting oils in this blend will help you stay asleep.

  • 125ml
  • Made in Australia
  • Comes in an organic calico bag
  • Not tested on animals, cruelty-free, sulphate, paraben & palm-oil free
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ResMed Sleepy Time Tea

End your day by sipping on a delicious herbal infusion of caffeine-free tea specially blended to help you enjoy a peaceful sleep. Sleepy Time tea is an aromatic blend of organic herbs (Chamomile, Hops, Lemon balm, Limeblossom Passionflower and Skullcap).

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These glasses block the blue light from electronic devices and artificial lighting, stopping it from disrupting your circadian rhythm. Use these glasses an hour or two before bedtime, and help your body and mind prepare for sleep.

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This clinically proven pillow is designed to relieve night-time heartburn and reflux, which may be disturbing your sleep. It works by keeping your head and neck slightly inclined throughout the night.

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DoDow

DoDow is a light-emitting device that projects a dynamic ring of light and shrinks and expands on your ceiling. The idea is to match your breathing to Dodow’s light as it pulses on your ceiling. The light pulses gradually slow down to 6 cycles per minute creating the ideal rhythm to drift off to sleep.

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This unique sound machine plays 20 soothing tones, which you can use to block background noise or quiet a busy mind. There are ten different electric fan sounds and ten variations of pure white noise to choose from, each designed to help you sleep faster and for longer.

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ResMed Sleep Mist Spray

ResMed Sleep Mist Spray is an oil blend designed to be used on bed linen or your body to promote relaxation and help you ease into a better night’s sleep. The supporting oils in this blend will help you stay asleep.

  • 125ml
  • Made in Australia
  • Comes in an organic calico bag
  • Not tested on animals, cruelty-free, sulphate, paraben & palm-oil free
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ResMed Sleepy Time Tea

End your day by sipping on a delicious herbal infusion of caffeine-free tea specially blended to help you enjoy a peaceful sleep. Sleepy Time tea is an aromatic blend of organic herbs (Chamomile, Hops, Lemon balm, Limeblossom Passionflower and Skullcap).

MgUlty-TGA

MgUlti supplements

MgUlti is a multi-magnesium formulation with five of the most clinically studied forms of magnesium known to support deep restorative sleep, stress relief, cellular energy, heart health and muscle relaxation.

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Blue Light-blocking Glasses

These glasses block the blue light from electronic devices and artificial lighting, stopping it from disrupting your circadian rhythm. Use these glasses an hour or two before bedtime, and help your body and mind prepare for sleep.

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MedCline Reflux Pillow

This clinically proven pillow is designed to relieve night-time heartburn and reflux, which may be disturbing your sleep. It works by keeping your head and neck slightly inclined throughout the night.

Discover our range of products

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DoDow

DoDow is a light-emitting device that projects a dynamic ring of light and shrinks and expands on your ceiling. The idea is to match your breathing to Dodow’s light as it pulses on your ceiling. The light pulses gradually slow down to 6 cycles per minute creating the ideal rhythm to drift off to sleep.

LectroFan4171-sleepshop_v2_grande

Sound Machine

This unique sound machine plays 20 soothing tones, which you can use to block background noise or quiet a busy mind. There are ten different electric fan sounds and ten variations of pure white noise to choose from, each designed to help you sleep faster and for longer.

Sleep_Mist

ResMed Sleep Mist Spray

ResMed Sleep Mist Spray is an oil blend designed to be used on bed linen or your body to promote relaxation and help you ease into a better night’s sleep. The supporting oils in this blend will help you stay asleep.

  • 125ml
  • Made in Australia
  • Comes in an organic calico bag
  • Not tested on animals, cruelty-free, sulphate, paraben & palm-oil free
SleepyTime_40g

ResMed Sleepy Time Tea

End your day by sipping on a delicious herbal infusion of caffeine-free tea specially blended to help you enjoy a peaceful sleep. Sleepy Time tea is an aromatic blend of organic herbs (Chamomile, Hops, Lemon balm, Limeblossom Passionflower and Skullcap).

MgUlty-TGA

MgUlti supplements

MgUlti is a multi-magnesium formulation with five of the most clinically studied forms of magnesium known to support deep restorative sleep, stress relief, cellular energy, heart health and muscle relaxation.

block-blue-light-blueblocker

Blue Light-blocking Glasses

These glasses block the blue light from electronic devices and artificial lighting, stopping it from disrupting your circadian rhythm. Use these glasses an hour or two before bedtime, and help your body and mind prepare for sleep.

MedCline_System-Box

MedCline Reflux Pillow

This clinically proven pillow is designed to relieve night-time heartburn and reflux, which may be disturbing your sleep. It works by keeping your head and neck slightly inclined throughout the night.