Many women struggle with sleeping well during menopause. There are many reasons for this which connect with much of the topics covered in our other short courses. There are lots of ways we can look to food and how we eat to support our sleep. This course will:

  • Why sleep can become elusive - night sweats, restless legs, anxiety, toilet trips...

  • The connection between oestrogen, serotonin and melatonin

  • Foods that may help us sleep and those that might hinder it

  • A look at other things important to our sleep

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Menopause & Sleep

    • Why sleep is harder and the effect on health

    • The effect of menopause on the bladder & legs on sleep.

    • Bedtime Stretches

    • Recipe time - Warming Spiced Hug in a Mug

  • 3

    Diet & Sleep

    • Key nutrients that support sleeping well

    • Other ways food may help or hinder sleep.

    • Tips for better sleep

  • 4

    Thank you & What's Next

    • Summary and useful links

    • Eating Well for Menopause - the book

    • A taster of the Healthy Hydration Course


The cost for this short course includes approximately 45 minutes of video content, recipe and downloads to keep.

Laura & Lynn

Registered Nutritionists to guide you through the course

Registered Nutritionist

Laura Wyness

Laura is an award winning Registered Nutritionist who specialises in nutrition writing, workplace wellness and nutrition communications. Laura studied for her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Aberdeen. Now with over 15-years’ experience working in food innovation and academic research she loves reviewing the scientific evidence and translating it into clear messages. Her freelance work includes providing nutrition content, workplace wellness support and online nutrition consultations for individuals. She also enjoys testing out new recipes!

Registered Nutritionist

Lynn Burns

Lynn is a registered nutritionist with many years experience in public health nutrition and recipe analysis. Having gained many years experience working in various nutrition positions within the UK civil service, she is now free lance writing, delivering courses and developing recipes. She has a passion for making eating well accessible to all regardless of the stage of life, health and fitness. A former Trustee of the Caroline Walker Trust, Lynn is very involved in charitable organisations and is currently a scout leader with a great deal of experience working with young people.

Menopause affects sleep in many ways

Hot flushes to anxiety to bladder issues - these other courses may be of interest