Menopause is a natural part of the aging process, when a woman’s ovaries stop producing estrogen and other hormones. Various symptoms of menopause can lead to trouble sleeping, with a study by the National Sleep Foundation finding that over 60% of menopausal women experience some level of related insomnia.
Symptoms of menopause & their impact on sleep
Amongst the varied symptoms of menopause are hot flashes and increased sweating, which is particularly noticeable during the night. These can make getting to sleep – and staying asleep – particularly difficult, especially for those who are already hot sleepers. A lack of good quality sleep at night can lead to drowsiness in the day, reducing your energy to work and do everyday tasks.
In addition to, or instead of, medical solutions, there are some simple practices and habits that can help you get a better night’s sleep.
Loose clothing made from natural fibres should be worn to bed, giving your body room to breathe throughout the night. You can also ensure that your bedroom stays cool by opening a window, putting on a fan or investing in an air-conditioner.
Practice general guidelines for healthy sleep, such as sticking to a regular bedtime, exercising, cutting back on caffeine and avoiding naps during the day. Check out this article for more sleeping tips, whether you’re experiencing menopause or not.
Invest in a cooling, waterproof & breathable mattress protector
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