Tips for preventing Menopausal sleeplessness
Menopause can be an unpleasant time during a woman’s life. When a female’s body no longer produces adequate amounts of oestrogen and progesterone (which is what happens during the period known as “menopause”), the loss of these hormones can cause various symptoms, including: hot flashes (a sudden feeling of warmth that spreads over the body), loss of libido, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, and sweating. Possibly one of the worst symptoms though, is insomnia.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 61% of menopausal women suffer with sleeplessness. Sleep can be impacted by a number of things during menopause:
- Hormonal changes
As we mentioned above, during menopause the body stops producing the right amount of progesterone, a hormone that promotes sleep. Shifting hormones contribute to the inability to fall asleep as it is an unsettling process. Also, lower levels of oestrogen can make you more susceptible to other factors which disrupt sleep.
- Depression/Mood Swings
Approximately 20% of women will experience depression during menopause, usually due to the loss of oestrogen. However, it’s important to note that hormonal changes may not be the only cause. Life stress and a history of depression can be as well.
- Hot flashes
Hot flashes can be a huge factor leading to insomnia during menopause. A hot flash is a surge of adrenaline which awakens your brain, even when you are sleeping. It usually causes you to sweat, disrupting your sleep and comfort. Unfortunately, it usually takes time for your adrenaline to recede after a hot flash, which means it will take you a while to settle down again and return to dreamland.
Luckily, there are steps you can take in order to alleviate your sleeplessness and get some good sleep.
Create a sleeping schedule and stick to it
Having a sleeping and waking schedule which you stick to can help you overcome the sleeplessness of menopause. Make sure you stick to your sleeping and waking cycle that you established with your biological clock. This will help your body override the conflicting messages it may be getting from constantly fluctuating hormones. It is extremely important for you to keep your schedule steady, which means no sleeping in on weekends.
Since hot flashes and night sweats may be causing you to get hot when you are trying to sleep, you should try keeping as cool as possible to reduce the intensity of the hot flashes. Sleep under a thin sheet, keep a damp cloth with you, or use a fan, just do whatever will keep your temperature down.
Relax more often
Trying to avoid negativity and live a calmer life will tone down your stress and encourage sleep. Consider taking up yoga, tai chi, meditation, or prayer, any activity that allows you to cultivate peace and a sense of balance.
See a sleep doctor
If you suspect you have a sleeping disorder caused by factors such as breathing difficulties, restless legs or narcolepsy, ask your doctor for a referral to a sleep centre for testing.
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- Promotes Deeper Sleep
- Improves memory and brain function
- Helps to manage stress
- Helps increase stamina
- Helps reduce osteoporosis
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