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TWC #029: Sleep disorders – why and what can I do about them?

Sleep disorders – why and what can I do about them?

Sleep is something we often take for granted, but during the menopause it can become a valuable resource. It’s important to realise that you’re not alone with sleep problems at this stage of your life. Many women experience similar challenges. Today we want to understand why sleep is sometimes hard to find during the menopause and, most importantly, how we can help you to enjoy a restful night’s sleep Because our physical and mental health depend significantly on a good night’s sleep, it is of great importance to find solutions to these challenges.»

Causes of sleep problems during the menopause

Sleep problems during this phase of life can be caused by various factors. Hormonal changes, particularly the decline in oestrogen and progesterone, play a crucial role. These changes can lead to hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings that disrupt sleep. In addition, stress, anxiety, and other lifestyle factors can also play a role. A deeper understanding of these causes can help you choose the best strategies to manage your sleep problems. Our Symptom Checker can help you with this.

What can you do about sleep problems?

There are various approaches to managing sleep problems during the menopause and minimising their impact. Here are some options:

  1. regular sleep-wake cycle: try to go to bed and get up at similar times, even at weekends.
  2. relaxed sleeping environment: Make sure your bedroom is quiet and cosy. Darken your bedroom, regulate the room temperature and choose comfortable bed linen.
  3. diet and lifestyle: Avoid caffeinated drinks and heavy meals before bedtime. Instead, soothing teas such as camomile or lavender can help you sleep.
  4. relaxation techniques: Try relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation or breathing exercises to help you calm down before bed.
  5. dietary supplements: There are now some excellent active ingredients such as ashwagandha that help with mild to moderate sleep problems. Our (The Women Circle) MENO SLEEP – relax mind is our product that helps you with sleep disorders.
  6. hormone therapy: If your sleep disorders are very severe and significantly affect your everyday life, hormone replacement therapy may be considered. Talk to your doctor about this. This therapy can help to balance hormonal imbalances and alleviate symptoms.
  7. consult an expert: If you have severe sleep problems, it is advisable to seek professional help. Your doctor can offer you specific advice or treatment.

We have written more tips for better sleep in Newsletter #003 as well as in the blog about it.

Different views

There is no one right way to deal with sleep problems during the menopause. Each of us responds differently to different approaches. Some women opt for hormone replacement therapies, which can help to balance hormonal fluctuations. Others favour alternative methods and lifestyle changes. It’s important to understand the different options and discuss with your doctor which is best for you.

Final thoughts

While menopausal sleep disorders are challenging, they are not unsolvable. With a better understanding of the causes and a personalised approach, you can hopefully find calmer nights and more restful sleep. Remember that you are not alone, and there are support and resources that can help you on your journey.

If you need personalised advice or support on your journey through the menopause, contact The Women Circle here.

In our next edition again on Saturday, 9am we will cover more aspects of menopause and women’s health. Stay informed and feel good during this special phase of your life.

«A good night’s sleep during the menopause is the key to a bright morning.»

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