Menopause, Melatonin Production & Sleep

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Sleep is supposed to be peaceful: it’s a block of time we set aside to do absolutely nothing! And yet, it isn’t uncommon for it to bring about more stress than relaxation for many women. Menopause symptoms, like fatigue and everyday stress, can contribute to feelings of sleeplessness, and vice versa. But occasional sleeplessness is a menopausal symptom all on its own. The good news? There are drug-free options for relief—and that’s not something to snooze on!

Sleep for Menopause Relief

You know sleep is important, but did you know that it can help relieve some of your other menopause symptoms as well? The symptoms of menopause are interconnected, and sleep is a common thread through some of them.1When you don’t get enough sleep at night, you’re more likely to feel fatigued the next day. That fatigue, in turn, can lead to increased occasional irritability. A full night’s sleep can be a helpful tool in reducing both fatigue and menopausal moodiness.

Here’s another reason to focus on catching those Zzzs: sleep can play a role in weight change. Research shows that a lack of sleep may be related to increased hunger, and may also stimulate cravings for junk food.2

Melatonin for Menopause Relief

If there were ever any doubt about the importance of sleep, your menopause symptoms would beg to differ. But that doesn’t change the fact that sleep is difficult for many women to obtain. That’s where the melatonin in Estroven® comes in.*

Our bodies naturally produce a hormone called melatonin that helps control our sleep and wake cycles.3 It helps regulate our internal clocks. Unfortunately, as we age, our natural melatonin levels slowly drop.3 If sleep was a struggle for women before, it may be compounded by decreasing melatonin levels as they reach the menopausal transition.

Fortunately, melatonin can be taken as a supplement to provide a similar beneficial effect as the melatonin our body naturally produces. That’s why it’s an ingredient in Estroven® Sleep Cool® & Calm. By supporting the regulation of circadian rhythms, the clinically studied melatonin in Estroven® helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.* You deserve to get all of the benefits that sleep can provide, so let melatonin help you manage your sleep quality.*


1 https://www.menopause.org/for-women/sexual-health-menopause-online/causes-of-sexual-problems/sleep-problems
2 http://news.berkeley.edu/2013/08/06/poor-sleep-junk-food/
3 Sack, R. L., A. J. Lewy, D. L. Erb, et al (1986). "Human melatonin production decreases with age." J Pineal Res 3(4): 379-388.