As you’re navigating through menopause, it may seem like an impossible dream to sleep through the night. Hot flashes and night sweats can cause sleep disturbances and even insomnia, resulting in often uncomfortable, sweaty, and restless nights. As a result, it’s common for you to feel anxiousness, fatigue, irritability, and have issues with concentration the next day.
Insomnia and Hormones
While estrogen is primarily thought of as the hormone that controls a woman’s sex drive, it also promotes healthy sleep. Therefore, when it falls, sleep cycles may be disturbed.
Progesterone works as a “feel good” hormone that helps women experience a sense of calm, relaxation, while also facilitating sleep. And when a woman enters menopause, your body stops producing progesterone, in turn also potentially influencing sleep patterns.
And surprisingly enough, balanced testosterone (yes even for women), is essential for a sound night’s sleep. This too can decline and become imbalanced during menopause.
Solutions: Menopause Symptoms and Insomnia
According to new reports, 56% of women between the ages of 40-59 who were perimenopausal experienced less sleep (on average less than 7 hours), than postmenopausal women. Women who are suffering from insomnia due to these hormonal imbalances can use Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) as a means of replenishing and balancing their hormones, finally obtaining relief from these tiresome symptom.
Hormone therapy with NuFemme Medical is a safe and powerful option that can help you get back control over your body. Contact a NuFemme medical provider today to learn more about how the benefits of a customized hormone balancing plan that can help you safely and effectively manage insomnia and other menopause-related symptoms.