Menopause is a stage in a womans life when her ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone and she stops menstruating it is a normal part of aging and marks the end of a woman . One year after menstrual periods have stopped a woman reaches menopause on average around the age of 50 from peri menopause to post menopause women report the most sleeping problems most notably these include hot flashes mood disorders insomnia and sleep disordered breathing sleep problems are often accompanied by depression and anxiety. If menopause symptoms such as hot flashes are waking you up night after night turning down the heat can restore your sleep goldstein says hormone replacement therapy hrt remains the gold . Sleep disorders are ailments affecting normal sleeping patternssleep disorders can affect psychological and physical function resulting in insomnia snoring and sleep apnea many women find their sleep is restless and disturbed after menopausesymptoms may include waking up more often than normal tossing and turning all night and a general inability to fall asleep. The stages of menopause and sleep menopause is one part of a lifelong shift in womens hormone balance through each phase of her life a womans sleep and health face different risks and challenges lets take a look at the stages of menopause and what they mean for sleep pre menopause and sleep
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