Sleep disturbance during menopause in women

Symptoms of Menopausal Sleep Disorder in Women

Insomnia manifests itself in trouble falling asleep, restless sleep with frequent awakenings. After them, it is usually difficult or impossible to fall asleep at all.

The symptoms of insomnia are bright and easily identifiable: during the day, its symptoms manifest themselves in the form of irritability, lethargy, decreased attention level, absent-mindedness and mood swings. If a person does not sleep well, does not get enough sleep, this causes a decline in motivation for everything around. People who suffer from insomnia feel sleepy during the day. In addition to the fact that they are ready to fall asleep during the day wherever possible, they have headaches and problems with the work of the gastrointestinal tract.
Thus, symptoms of menopausal sleep disturbance in women include:

  • chronic fatigue;
  • daytime sleepiness;
  • bad state of health;
  • stale complexion;
  • a sharp deepening of wrinkles;
  • exacerbation of sluggish chronic diseases;
  • depression;
  • distraction and memory impairment.

Before you go to your doctor for these symptoms, think about how you sleep. Oftentimes, some of these problems can be solved by getting the right sleep.

Treatment of Menopausal Sleep Disorder in Women

There are several ways to cure bad sleep at home.


Sleep and wakefulness. An active lifestyle, regular exercise, walks in the fresh air. Healthy and proper nutrition.


Essential oils affect women due to the fact that they have a well-developed sense of smell. Place bags of herbs under your pillow or apply a few drops of essential oil to a handkerchief. The scent of lavender works best: it soothes and helps you fall asleep. Chamomile aromas can also help with insomnia.


Try listening to the Sleep Meditation or the Sound and Healthy Sleep Meditation. Calm music will help you relax, relieve tension. Meditation works on the respiratory system by slowing down breathing and lowering stress hormone levels.


to relieve stress, improve sleep quality and help to cope with insomnia yoga . To practice this technique it is not at all necessary to go to the studio – “sleeping” asanas can be done at home before going to bed.
– Chronic insomnia (sleep disturbance that occurs at least three nights a week for three months) in any person, including a woman in menopause, is a marker of health problems. In menopause, metabolic distress can be caused, among other things, by a deficiency of sex hormones, which can significantly affect sleep. According to statistics, 60% of menopausal women complain of sleep problems. Successful treatment of sleep disorders in a postmenopausal woman is not about prescribing modern sleeping pills, far from it! Treatment consists in a careful search for the cause that led to insomnia and its elimination. If the reason is a deficiency of sex hormones, for example, then an individually selected scheme of hormone replacement therapy in this case will be the treatment, –comments by the doctor obstetrician-gynecologist of the highest qualification category, nutritionist-nutritionist Natalya Belyaeva.