As you age your hormones affect your mood and sleep. About 61 percent of women who are past menopause and almost 80 percent of women who are in perimenopause report sleep problems.
That’s partially because your ovaries are slowing down a production of the sleep-promoting hormone progesterone. The other reason is because you might be hit with major sleep disrupters like hot flashes or night sweats because of lower estrogen levels. Check out some of these helpful tips for sleep during menopause:
- Stay cool
If you have hot flashes at night, keeping a bowl of ice with a washcloth next to your bed could be very helpful and can help you fall back to sleep faster.
- Comfortable Bedding
Having breathable bedding that is light like fast-drying cotton could be a huge improvement in your sleep.
Soy is known to help fight dropping estrogen levels.
- Natural remedies
There are a lot of creams and medications that are natural that can help you control hot flashes, but make sure to talk to your doctor before taking any.
Acupuncture is known to unblock energy points in your body and release endorphins that can minimize mood swings.
- Hormone replace therapy
This therapy can help stabilize your hormone levels and lessen hot flashes.
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