Menopause & Sleep difficulties

Insomnia

You may toss and turn restlessly as you try to sleep or wake up regularly in the middle of the night. Insomnia (sleep disorder), is a symptom of perimenopause and menopause and it is caused by a decline in estrogen and progesterone levels. 

How a decline in estrogen affects sleep

  • Slows down the intake and secondary production of magnesium, a mineral that helps muscles to relax.
  • Linked to hot flashesand night sweats, which interrupt sleep cycle.
  • Linked to sleep apnea, which disturbs breathing during the night.

How a decline in progesterone affects sleep

  • Progesterone has a sleep-inducing effect. When levels decline, the ability to fall asleep soundly does as well.
  • Linked to insomnia, and inability to fall asleep promptly. 

Other risk factors for sleep disorders

Some women are more prone to sleep disorders than others. Below is a list of risk factors that can make a woman more susceptible to sleep disorders:

Caffeine and nicotine:  risk factors that make women more susceptible to sleep disorders

  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Age
  • Use of caffeine or nicotine
  • Use of drugs or alcohol
  • Inactivity or lack of exercise
  • Working night shifts

Recommendations:

If you are in perimenopause or menopause, take the Manna Menopause Support caplets, which can

balance the hormones, which cause sleep disorders, the natural way with no side effects.

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