Sleep Cycles from Menarche to Menopause with Dr Leigha Saunders : Episode 223

by | Jul 19, 2023 | Cycle Signs + PMS, Menstrual Cycle Tips, Pregnancy + Birthing, Well Woman Podcast | 0 comments

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What are your sleep patterns like? How has your sleep been impacted by hormonal changes, like pregnancy, post-partum, menopause, or your menstrual cycle?

In this episode, I’m joined for a second time by Dr. Leigha Saunders. She is back on the podcast to talk about how she turned her post-partum sleep deprivation into an opportunity to help other women going through similar sleep problems. Dr. Leigha is a naturopathic doctor and the creator of The Better Sleep Bootcamp, the 5 Step Framework for women who want better sleep through hormonal balance.

Dr. Leigha and I talk all about sleep and how it can fluctuate with our habits and hormones.. She shares her incredible insight into how going through menarche, pregnancy, post-partum, pre-menopause, and menopause can impact our sleep quality and patterns. Dr. Leigha gives her top tips for understanding your hormonal or cyclical sleep issues, identifying what’s causing them, and taking the right steps towards sleeping better and longer.


Meet Our Podcast Guest:

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Dr. Leigha Saunders is a naturopathic doctor obsessed with all things sleep. She is the creator of The Sleep Fix, the program that helps women uncover the real (often hormonal) reasons they’re not sleeping so they can fix it! Dr. Leigha maintains a private practice with a special interest in helping busy women gain energy, balance their mood, regulate hormones and sleep deep. Her ultimate mission is to help women sleep deep at night to do what sets their soul on fire during the day! Dr. Leigha is on a mission to help women chase their dreams, not exhaustion.

Sleep Cycles from Menarche to Menopause with Dr Leigha Saunders _ Episode 223

In this episode we chat about:

      • About the Oura ring (05:47)
      • Dr. Leigha’s background (14:43)
      • How sleep changes with menarche (19:31)
      • Ways our habits impact our sleep (27:23)
      • Dr. Leigha’s advice for women going through menopause (34:22)
      • Premenopausal patterns (44:15)
      • Is it important to track our sleep? (51:07)


Connect with our Guest: 

Instagram: @drleighasaundersnd

Want to learn more about Dr Leigha’soffer? She is gifting our WWP listeners a beautiful 50% off – use code: WELLWOMAN50.


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Until next time beautiful!
Get connected, listen to your body and remember; body confidence all begins with living in tune with your menstrual cycle.

Jema Lee Menstrual Cycle Coach & Educator

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A day time mermaid, full time human who lives in yoga tights who spends my days hanging out inside the Well Woman Academy. My mission? To guide women to discover their cycles, love their bodies and end patriarchal period tabooness.


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