December 24, 2020
Insomnia and Menopause
Quality sleep seems to be more challenging to find as women age. Between the constant fluctuations of hormones, raising a family, the pandemic and the stress of the modern world, good sleep and staying asleep can be challenging. As women start aging into menopause, insomnia may become a symptom of the ever-changing body. It can often prevent women from living a comfortable and happy life in menopause. Good sleep after all is a cornerstone to many aspects of our health and it’s especially needed now more than ever during our uncertain times.
Probiotics is an excellent treatment for insomnia, boosting immunity and maintaining a healthy weight.
Studies have shown that taking probiotics is a great way to combat insomnia. If you’re like me, when I don’t get enough sleep, I am irritable and unpleasant to be around. I need a solid 8 hours of rest each night (or more) to be at my best. And being menopausal just makes it more difficult. So, it’s important to treat your insomnia in menopause. Some people have trouble falling asleep, while others can wake up many times during the night and cannot stay asleep. I take a supplement that is doctor-formulated to boost my immune system, treat my insomnia, provide relief from hot flashes and help me maintain a healthy weight. There are also supplements for women experiencing perimenopausal symptoms as well.
There are several factors as to why the body’s sleep cycle is affected. Hormonal changes, along with their symptoms, and even certain medications could be a culprit. I have tried modern approaches to help fix my insomnia, like hormone replacement therapy. What I have found to work best are the use of probiotics, hydration with CBD water and creating and maintaining healthy habits, such as gardening. During the on-going pandemic, I have enjoyed spending more time cultivating my green thumb which also helps me relax. And, I moved the television out of my bedroom and replaced it with a gardening DIY book.