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Sleep And Menopause

During menopause, the fluctuation of hormones can lead to sleep trouble and sleep disorders. While most of the sleep disorders related to menopause don’t decrease the amount of time you sleep, it does ruin the quality of your sleep. A study by National Sleep Foundation showed that women suffer the most sleep problems during premenopause and menopause. One of the main causes of the sleep trouble during menopause is hot flashes. The hot flashes can occur in the early on in the night and disrupt your sleep. As your estrogen levels drop is also decreases the level of melatonin, which is necessary for sleep. Other symptoms that aren’t directly caused by menopause, such as anxiety and depression, can also cause sleep trouble.

So what can you do to improve your sleep? Balancing out your hormones with hormone replacement therapy can help, and you can improve your sleep by keeping the temperature in your room at a more comfortable temperature. At Sleep Services of Maryland we can provide a variety of tests and treatments to try to get your symptoms under control.

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