Menopause and sleep

Women encounter sleeping difficulties in all stages of menopause.

menopause and sleep

Hormonal changes during perimenopause and menopause may contribute to an inability to fall asleep.

Once asleep, hot flushes leading to night sweats can disrupt sleep and then make it difficult to get back to sleep.

Depression and mood swings resulting from menopause can also impact sleep.

The menopausal years may also coincide with some major social changes such as children leaving home, and feelings of a mid-life crisis, which can also impact the quality of sleep.

So even if you’ve always been a great sleeper, once you hit perimenopause there are a lot of factors conspiring to disrupt your sleep patterns.

Without adequate restful sleep at night it is hardly surprising that menopausal women experience fatigue during the day.

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