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10 ways menopause affects your sleep, lifestyle changes to make

Published on Apr 28, 2023 04:16 PM IST
  • Menopause can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms from night sweats to trouble falling asleep which can affect your quality of sleep.
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"Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman's reproductive years. It is typically characterised by a series of hormonal changes, which can have a significant impact on sleep quality," says Tammana Singh, Menopause Coach & Founder, Menoveda while sharing how menopause affects your sleep pattern and tips to manage it.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 28, 2023 04:16 PM IST

"Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman's reproductive years. It is typically characterised by a series of hormonal changes, which can have a significant impact on sleep quality," says Tammana Singh, Menopause Coach & Founder, Menoveda while sharing how menopause affects your sleep pattern and tips to manage it.(Pexels)

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Hot flashes and night sweats: These sudden and intense bursts of heat can occur during sleep and cause discomfort, resulting in frequent awakenings. To manage them, avoid spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine, and smoking, as they can trigger hot flashes.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hot flashes and night sweats: These sudden and intense bursts of heat can occur during sleep and cause discomfort, resulting in frequent awakenings. To manage them, avoid spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine, and smoking, as they can trigger hot flashes.(Shutterstock)

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Insomnia: Menopause can cause difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. To manage insomnia, establish a relaxing bedtime routine, such as taking a warm bath, reading a book, or listening to calming music before sleep.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Insomnia: Menopause can cause difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. To manage insomnia, establish a relaxing bedtime routine, such as taking a warm bath, reading a book, or listening to calming music before sleep.(Shutterstock)

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Mood changes: Hormonal changes during menopause can lead to mood swings, anxiety, and depression, which can disrupt sleep. To manage mood changes, practice stress-reducing activities such as meditation or yoga.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Mood changes: Hormonal changes during menopause can lead to mood swings, anxiety, and depression, which can disrupt sleep. To manage mood changes, practice stress-reducing activities such as meditation or yoga.(Unsplash)

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Snoring and sleep apnea: The hormonal changes during menopause can lead to changes in airway muscles, causing snoring and sleep apnea. To manage these conditions, maintain a healthy weight, avoid alcohol and sedatives, and sleep on your side.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Snoring and sleep apnea: The hormonal changes during menopause can lead to changes in airway muscles, causing snoring and sleep apnea. To manage these conditions, maintain a healthy weight, avoid alcohol and sedatives, and sleep on your side.(Shutterstock)

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Restless leg syndrome: Menopause can trigger restless leg syndrome, causing unpleasant sensations and an urge to move the legs, which can interfere with sleep. To manage this condition, avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine, and practice regular exercise.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Restless leg syndrome: Menopause can trigger restless leg syndrome, causing unpleasant sensations and an urge to move the legs, which can interfere with sleep. To manage this condition, avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine, and practice regular exercise.(Unsplash)

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Fatigue: Sleep disturbances during menopause can lead to daytime fatigue and drowsiness. To manage fatigue, take short naps during the day and avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Fatigue: Sleep disturbances during menopause can lead to daytime fatigue and drowsiness. To manage fatigue, take short naps during the day and avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime.(Shutterstock)

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Urinary problems: Menopause can cause urinary problems such as frequent urination, urgency, and incontinence, which can disrupt sleep. To manage these problems, limit fluids before bedtime, practice pelvic floor exercises, and consult with a healthcare provider for treatment options.(Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Urinary problems: Menopause can cause urinary problems such as frequent urination, urgency, and incontinence, which can disrupt sleep. To manage these problems, limit fluids before bedtime, practice pelvic floor exercises, and consult with a healthcare provider for treatment options.(Freepik)

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Medications: Certain medications used to manage menopause symptoms, such as antidepressants and hormone replacement therapy, can affect sleep quality. To manage medication-related sleep disturbances, consult with a healthcare provider to discuss possible alternatives or adjusting the dose or timing of the medication.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Medications: Certain medications used to manage menopause symptoms, such as antidepressants and hormone replacement therapy, can affect sleep quality. To manage medication-related sleep disturbances, consult with a healthcare provider to discuss possible alternatives or adjusting the dose or timing of the medication.(Unsplash)

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Environmental factors: Sleep disturbances can be exacerbated by environmental factors such as noise, light, and temperature. To manage these factors, create a comfortable sleep environment, such as using blackout curtains, earplugs, and a comfortable mattress and pillow.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Environmental factors: Sleep disturbances can be exacerbated by environmental factors such as noise, light, and temperature. To manage these factors, create a comfortable sleep environment, such as using blackout curtains, earplugs, and a comfortable mattress and pillow.(Pexels)

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Lifestyle changes: Making healthy lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol can help improve sleep quality during menopause.(istockphoto) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Lifestyle changes: Making healthy lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol can help improve sleep quality during menopause.(istockphoto)

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"Menopause can have a significant impact on sleep quality due to hormonal changes and other factors. To manage sleep disturbances during menopause, it is essential to establish healthy habits, avoid triggers, and seek medical advice when necessary," says Tamanna Singh.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 28, 2023 04:16 PM IST

"Menopause can have a significant impact on sleep quality due to hormonal changes and other factors. To manage sleep disturbances during menopause, it is essential to establish healthy habits, avoid triggers, and seek medical advice when necessary," says Tamanna Singh.(Unsplash)

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