Sleep Changes for Women in Midlife – Is it Menopause or Aging?

For a lot of women, sleep problems explode during middle age, and throughout the menopausal transition. The transition through menopause has long been associated with disruption to sleep. Sleep problems are linked to the hormonal changes of menopause, and to both the physical symptoms and psychological effects that often occur for women during menopause. We…

Experiencing Menopause or Perimenopause and Can’t Sleep?

New Research Shows Mental Health May Be the Problem From broken sleep cycles to night sweats and even excessive sleep if you or someone you know is going through menopause, you know how uncomfortable symptoms can lead to a lack of sleep. But what if I told you that one of the most popular treatments–hormone…

What is Autophagy & How To Sleep Better During Menopause

Welcome to The Sunday Sleeper, I’m excited you are here. Each Sunday I share a wrap up of important topics in sleep and sleep science. This week is full of interesting stuff, so get comfy and let’s get started! Snoring Quiz First, if you snore, you should take my new Snoring Quiz, you’ll learn more…

Other natural supplements for menopause and sleep

Last week, I talked about my favorite supplements to improve sleep—and the surprising ways they can also help women in menopause with other symptoms. There’s a broad range of supplements available to women who are interested in managing their menopause symptoms as naturally as possible. Judging from the interest and enthusiasm of the women I…

Sleep boosting supplements that also help with menopause

Treating sleep disruptions and menopause symptoms naturally So many women I talk to want to treat their sleep problems as naturally as possible. I’m on board with that idea! Lifestyle and behavioral changes, including diet, exercise, mind-body therapies, relaxation exercises and stress management are the foundation of healthy, lifelong sleep hygiene. For many women, supplements…

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Other Medications for Menopause

Many women I see in my practice have questions about hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. They wonder about the benefits versus the risks. And they want to know how HRT and other medications used for menopause symptoms might influence their sleep—for better or worse. The decision to use HRT is a highly individualized one, a…

Managing sleep and health in menopause

Women’s health risks change in menopause, and so does sleep. If you’re a woman in her 40s or 50s, you’ve probably given some thought to how perimenopause and menopause might affect your health. It’s a topic that comes up in conversation with my patients quite a bit. Sleep affects every part of your life, and…

Mind-body therapies for sleep and menopause

Sleep and Menopause: Natural methods for relieving sleep problems and other menopause symptoms together The women I talk with and treat as patients want to understand how menopause may affect their sleep and their health. Of course, they also want to know what to do throughout menopause to sleep, feel, and perform at their best….

Sleep and the symptoms of menopause

Feeling uncomfortable and not like yourself? Sleep problems and other symptoms might be involved. Poor and disrupted sleep are common symptoms of menopause. Insomnia, and changes to typical sleep patterns, are often an early signal of a woman in perimenopause, who is experiencing changes to estrogen, progesterone and other hormones that influence sleep. So many…