Experiencing menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and trouble sleeping can be a vicious cycle.1 Nocturnal hot flashes can disrupt sleep, which can result in fatigue and negatively affect your quality of life.1, 2
It may not be easy to get going when your energy is low, but exercise is one of the best ways to fight fatigue. Studies show that postmenopausal women who do light exercise have higher energy levels. Exercise can also improve hot flashes, weight, mood, chronic pain, and quality of life. The experts suggest you choose an exercise you enjoy as you will then have the best chance of sticking with it.
When you get enough rest, you’ll feel more energised. A sleep routine will see that you go to bed and wake up at the same time. Avoid caffeine, big meals, alcohol, and exercise close to lights out. Make sure your room and bed are comfortable, and that there are no distractions like a ringing phone or TV that can disturb your sleep.
Stress isn’t good for your health. And it can drain your energy and cause sleepless nights. The best way to beat stress is through mindfulness practices, such as yoga, meditation or breathing exercises.
Perimenopause and menopause symptoms can be challenging. While lifestyle changes can make a positive difference, you may also want to talk to your doctor for additional therapies designed to help manage your symptoms.
Also, take the menopause symptoms questionnaire and take it with to discuss with your doctor.