A missing period can be the cause of many Sleepless Nights and stress. Pregnancies are scary especially when they are unplanned, which is why we panic when the due date is delayed by even a single day. The irony is in most situations periods are delayed because we are stressed out. It’s a vicious circle that we just cannot seem to break through.
How stress causes delay in periods?
The hormone cortisol is responsible for causing stress blocking the levels of progesterone in our bodies. Progesterone is the hormone which is equal to handle stress so not only this can mess up the cycle it can even make periods extremely painful.
A strange fact many of us don’t know is that a late period might not count as a period at all, it’s just your uterus shedding the inner lining and not actually completing the cycle of periods.
What can we do to be stress-free?
· Sleep well
Stress and anxiety are the major causes of poor quality of sleep. Not getting adequate sleep, or sleeping poorly will call high levels of cortisol hormone in the bloodstream. So instead of running to catch up on sleep, drink a cup of hot chamomile and tuck in early.
· Try to relax
It might seem like the most obvious advice to offer in this situation, however, there is no better way of decompressing and reducing stress then just taking a break from our busy lives. Go to a spa, romantic dinner, whatever makes you feel good. When you are happy your body is happy. Use the Louis Vuitton discount you have saving for so long. go shopping!
· Utilize essential oils
Sage and frankincense essential oils have proven benefits in supporting reproductive system, and peppermint oil can give much-needed pain relief when rubbed on the abdomen.