The ADHD & Hormone Connection (Especially In Perimenopause) with Adele Wimsett

Sleep, oh how we want it, but sometimes we don’t know how to get it!

Particularly as we step into perimenopause, sleep becomes a tougher thing for many of us. Cortisol spikes, hormonal shifts, stress triggers and more can make for fitful nights and exhausted days.

Luckily, you’re about to learn how to get better sleep, ASAP.

Today I’m talking with Dr. Leigha Saunders, and we cover the myriad of ways to get to the root cause of why it’s so hard for you to find good sleep.

Turning her post-partum sleep deprivation into an opportunity to serve the millions of women who suffer in sleeplessness, Dr. Leigha Saunders is a naturopathic doctor and mom of two who deeply understands the struggle of insomnia. 


We talk about:

✨The importance of cortisol and insulin when it comes to working with ADHD

✨Hormonal fluctuations and how they exacerbate ADHD symptoms

✨How ADHD can show up for different women, and how to figure out best practices for yourself

✨The role that BHRT may play in leveling out ADHD sypmtoms in perimenopause

✨And so much more!

Considering that we are under so much stress and juggling multiple things everyday, it’s no wonder so many women are finding out they have ADHD. This episode helps to guide you in the process of how to make it your superpower, instead of a constant struggle.


Dr. Leigha is an innovative leader and engaging speaker, passionately educating women as well as clinicians on the intersection of sleep and hormone health. Her passion for helping women get a good night’s sleep fuels her private practice that helps women gain energy, balance their mood, regulate hormones and sleep deep. 

Dr. Leigha is the creator of The Better Sleep Bootcamp, the 5 Step Framework for women want better sleep through hormonal balance.

Ultimately, her goal is to help women reclaim their rest so they can do what sets their soul on fire during the day. With sleep scores that make us all jealous, Leigha’s ultimate mission is to help women chase their dreams, not exhaustion!

Dr. Leigha is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, holds general, IVIT and therapeutic prescribing certification with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario and is a member of the Ontario (OAND) and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). Dr. Leigha has been published in the CAND’s journal, has delivered evidence-based lectures to her colleagues through the OAND and Confident Clinician Club on the topic of sleep disturbances, insomnia, cardiovascular health and hormone replacement therapy.


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