Many women may be familiar with hot flashes and mood swings but not sleepless nights.1, 2, 3 Night-time hot flashes can prevent some women from getting the sleep they need. The good news is: You don’t have to let perimenopause or menopause keep you up at night. Here’s how you can get your beauty sleep and stay beautiful for the best season of your life.
Obstructive sleep apnoea can also disturb sleep. Studies show that more postmenopausal women experience sleep apnoea than those in perimenopause.4 In addition, emotional symptoms of menopause, such as depression and anxiety, can also contribute to trouble sleeping.5
Menopause doesn’t have to make a good night’s sleep a thing of the past. Regular exercise, healthy eating, and managing your stress can help you sleep better.5, 6 What’s more, hormone replacement therapy can bring your hormones back in balance which can result in getting that quality of sleep you need.
It may take a while to get into a sleep routine, but don’t give up. If you wake up in the middle of the night, don’t be tempted to watch the clock or look at your device. Get up, stretch your legs, and go to another room for about 20 minutes, and when you feel sleepy again, it’s time for lights out again.
Take the menopause symptoms questionnaire and take it with to discuss with your doctor.