How can menopause affect sleep?

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Our sleep-wake cycle changes as we age, and loses its consistency. We begin to feel tired earlier, and wake up earlier in the morning. Photo: Pexels


(Daniella Pacheco/ Sleep Foundation) — Going through menopause and can’t sleep? You’re not alone. Menopause is a time of major hormonal, physical, and psychological change for women — and all that change can wreak havoc on their sleep.

On average, around 12 percent of women experience sleep complaints. As women age into their late 40s to early 50s, that number increases dramatically to 40 percent. Sleep issues become more common and worsen during perimenopause to postmenopause, when women report the most sleep problems. (…)

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