How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep During Menopause by Dr. Pamela Dee^
Women do not have to read medical studies to know that adequate sleep is needed for healthy immune and bodily functions, physical and mental health and overall quality of life. During menopause, occasional sleeplessness can be a common symptom. Inadequate sleep is qualified as getting less than five or six hours of sleep at night, difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep as well as difficulty staying awake during the day.
Perimenopause Herbal Assistance
Perimenopause is the period just prior to menopause when hormones begin to change and the ovaries stop releasing eggs. It typically lasts about one year and ends when menopause begins. It’s not uncommon during this twelve-month or so period for menopause symptoms like hot flashes and sleeplessness to start creeping up.
Menopause Symptoms: Sleeplessness
Occasional sleeplessness affects us all from time to time. In fact, 40 percent of women have trouble falling asleep, and once asleep, 48 percent report having trouble staying asleep.
Facts You Didn't Know About Menopause
You often hear the same things about menopause. You hear about menopause symptoms. Hot flashes. Weight change. Sleeplessness. Stress. The stages of menopause. Perimenopause. Postmenopause. Isn’t there any new information out there? Well, here are some little-known tidbits about this life transition.
What is Perimenopause? How Early Can It Start?
Perimenopause is a three-to-six-year period in a woman’s life that is the beginning of a series of hormonal changes, signaling that a woman is starting to reach maturation beyond her years of fertility. Each woman experiences the process differently, and it can start as early as her mid-30s. To prepare for the changes your body will go through, it’s important to understand some of the symptoms––physical, emotional and metabolic––that can occur. It’s also important to know that you have options in how to handle those changes.
Which Estroven® Product Is Right for You?
Menopause affects every woman differently. Some women have hot flashes. Some women have irregular periods. Other known symptoms of menopause include mood swings, fatigue, memory lapses and trouble sleeping. That’s why Estroven® formulas are designed to help with a wide variety of symptoms, from hot flashes and menopausal moodiness, to night sweats and occasional sleeplessness.*
Menopause Symptoms: Weight Change
In a culture obsessed with airbrushed and photo-shopped models in magazines, it can be difficult to accept physical changes as we age––especially as we go through menopause. Though weight shifts during menopause are common, they can be frustrating to deal with. But don’t beat yourself up about it; there are many ways to help manage weight during menopause!
Estrogen-Free Menopause Relief*
Now, more than ever, women are taking a closer look at what they’re putting in their bodies. Take food for example: farmers’ markets have grown in popularity in recent years as more people are moving towards whole foods over processed food. Women are similarly selective when looking for drug-free and estrogen-free menopause relief. So what makes Estroven® so different from menopause relief options that contain synthetic estrogen?* Read on to find out.
Early Signs of Menopause
If you’re starting to notice changes––in your mood or body––you may be asking, “Is this menopause?” That’s because menopause is generally not expected until around the age of 51. Some women, however, naturally experience menopause earlier than others.
Hot Flashes at Night
Sleep disruption is a common symptom of menopause. In addition to changes in your sleep patterns, hormonal fluctuations can lead to night sweats, just as they can lead to hot flashes during the day.