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Menopause Sleeplessness - How To Get Rid Of It

By Edited Dec 29, 2015 0 1

Menopause sleeplessness is a common condition affecting women during menopause or women in pre-menopause. It is often associated with other symptoms like hot sweats, headaches, hot flashes and more. Menopause sleeplessness is caused by hormone fluctuation more precisely by the decline of estrogen in the body. It has been observed that this decrease in estrogen in the body provokes a decrease of magnesium / calcium which in turn causes insomnia, headaches and so on.

While menopause sleeplessness can be treated with hormone drugs, hormone drugs can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and breast cancer and thus is not recommended in women of menopause age. A better solution would be to replace the lost magnesium and calcium which we have seen can be responsible for insomnia if they are lacking. You should talk with your doctor to see how to make up for the lost magnesium and calcium.

Other helpful ways to reduce the occurrence of menopause sleeplessness are exercise, avoiding stressful situations and reducing caffeine intake. The regular practice of a sport will help you unwind and get rid of stress. It will also tire you with a good kind of fatigue that will facilitate sleeping. Avoiding caffeine and other stimulants, including alcohol, is common sense really. Also try to avoid stress as much as possible. Taking a hot bath before sleeping can also help your body and mind relax before going to sleep.

Avoid taking sleeping pills and other such chemical aids as they will interfere with your natural sleeping cycles. The best approach to fight menopause sleeplessness is to live a cleaner lifestyle (physical activity, balance diet, reduced alcohol and caffeine consumption) together with taking essential mineral supplements that have been depleted by the menopause process, mainly calcium and magnesium. This two prongs approach usually gives great result. Some women also report that doing yoga has been beneficial for them. Yoga releases the tensions in the body and thus can only do good in the quest for a better night's sleep.

When you exercise, do not exercise right before going to sleep but ideally exercise in the morning. Exercise puts your body in a state of alert and agitation, going to bed right after will make it difficult for you to fall asleep. If you have no choice but to exercise at night, take a hot bath ot relaxing hot shower when coming home on to ease your body into a relax state. Menopause sleeplessness is a annoying by product of menopause but with this few tips we hope you now have a better idea on what to do to sleep like a baby again.



Nov 19, 2009 8:09am
I have menopause and have extreme difficulty getting to sleep even though I'm tired. Wish I could sleep.
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