Symptoms of menopause
"What's going on with me?" is the most common question women have during perimenopause and menopause. “Is it hot in here, or is it just me?” would be the second most common question.
Some women have many of these symptoms of menopause; others have very few. Some really lucky ones have none at all. Here is a list of some of the most common menopausal symptoms — plus some tips on how you can cope with them. Be sure to discuss your symptoms or any others concerns with your healthcare provider.
Sleeplessness is a condition of waking up and not feeling rested and this condition can lead to other problems, such as daytime drowsiness, depression, and difficulty concentrating. Difficulty sleeping is not uncommon when going through menopause as approximately 61% of menopausal women experience sleep problems according to the National Sleep Foundation. Night sweats, snoring, sleep apnea, and anxiety associated with menopausal women makes falling asleep or staying asleep more difficult.
What you can do: Establish a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule. Eat healthy and maintain a normal weight. Avoid foods that may trigger hot flashes such as spicy or acidic foods. Avoid nicotine, caffeine and alcohol, especially before bedtime. Dress in lightweight clothes. Keep your bedroom dark, cool and comfortable. Reduce stress and worrying as much as possible