Menopause FAQs: Sleep Pattern includes some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about how sleep patterns may change during menopause.


How may sleep patterns change during menopause?

On page one in Menopause and Sleep Problems the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) elaborate on:

“During the menopause transition, you may find you have more trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up feeling refreshed”.

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In Sleep and Tiredness: How To Get To Sleep – Keep A Sleep Diary the (United Kingdom) NHS elaborate on:

“It can be a good idea to keep a sleep diary (PDF, 55kb). It may uncover lifestyle habits or daily activities that contribute to your sleeplessness.

If you see your GP or a sleep expert they will probably ask you to keep a sleep diary to help them diagnose your sleep problems. So taking one you’ve already done with you could save time.

A sleep diary can also reveal underlying conditions that explain your insomnia, such as stress or medication”.

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What triggers may disturb sleep patterns?

In Healthy Sleep Tips for Women: Avoid Stimulating Substances Close To Bedtime the (United States) National Sleep Foundation (NSF) elaborate on:

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“Caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine can make it difficult to fall or stay asleep. Depending on how your body absorbs caffeine, it can be helpful to avoid caffeine in the late-afternoon/evening”.

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What else may improve sleep patterns?

In Menopause and Sleep Problems the NAMS elaborate on Lifestyle Changes and Treatment and the NAF provide some Healthy Sleep Tips for Women.


How may sleep disturbances be treated?

In Menopause FAQs: Menopause Symptoms – Q. I’m having trouble sleeping, and I’m tired all the time. Is this because of menopause? the NAMS explain:

“Any treatment should first focus on improving your sleep routine—use regular hours to sleep each night, avoid getting too warm while sleeping, avoid stimulants such as caffeine and dark chocolate. When lifestyle changes fail to alleviate sleep disturbances, your clinician may want to refer you to a sleep center to rule out sleep-related disorders before initiating prescription treatment. If your sleep disturbance is related solely to hot flashes, hormone therapy may help”.

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Where may I find more Menopause FAQs?

Menopause FAQs: Sleep PatternIn Menopause FAQs: Expert Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Menopause you may find more Menopause FAQs. The NAMS explain:

“Navigate through the different topics to find answers from the experts on frequently asked questions about menopause, early menopause, menopause symptoms, hot flashes, hormone therapy, health after menopause, finding a menopause specialist, and more”.

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Last Updated: 21 March 2019 – Last Revised: 11 March 2019
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