Is Menopause Affecting Your Sleep?

High50: How to cope with sleeping problems caused by menopause.

One of the first casualties of the menopause years can be sleep. We have evolved to have periods of sleep during our daily cycle because it is essential to our survival. Our physical and mental systems are working hard while we are asleep carrying out maintenance jobs, recharging our energy batteries and making sense of our memories and experiences from the day....

There are lots of reasons why we might start to experience poor sleep during perimenopause. Let’s start with the changes in our reproductive hormones. The decrease in the levels of estrogen and progesterone can give rise to night sweats, and if you have experienced those you know just how they can wake you up and leave you soaked and unable to get back to sleep. READ MORE

(Source: High50 )