Many women in their 40s and 50s develop night sweats, which often begin before the actual cessation of the menstrual cycle. One study found that approximately 19% of women aged 40 to 55 who still had regular periods experienced night sweats.
Most women begin to develop symptoms three to ten years before actual menopause, during the span of time called peri-menopause.
Research shows that not all women are affected the same. Age, race, and other factors can influence how likely a woman is to develop night sweats during menopause.
Cause of Night Sweats
Many women who experience night sweats want to know the reason behind this symptom of menopause. While the exact cause of night sweats is unknown, most experts point to hormonal imbalance as the primary culprit.
During menopause, levels of the hormone estrogen become erratic and eventually begin a steady and permanent decline. This change in estrogen levels affects the hypothalamus in the brain, which is responsible for the regulation of body temperature. As a result, the hypothalamus often prompts a series of physiological reactions, which women experience as hot flashes or night sweats.
While hormonal imbalance is by far the most common cause of night sweats in menopause, there are also rare medical causes, such as diabetes, anxiety, neurological conditions, sleep apnea, cancer, and thyroid disorder.
If a decline in estrogen levels are the origin of your night sweats, then the Manna Menopause Support caplets can help you to increase estrogen levels the natural way, to help stopping night sweats.