Menopause Related Insomnia

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Suffering from menopause related insomnia can be torture for some women. The problem is that it doesn't seem to have any relation to how tired you are. Exhausted women everywhere are struggling through the day hardly able to concentrate because they spend most of the night tossing and turning. What little sleep there is can often be interrupted by night sweats.

The ideal for which we all strive is truly restful sleep that both refreshes and restores at a fundamental level. When you're in the midst of menopause related insomnia this can seem a million light years away, but it is achievable even at menopause, I assure you. Exercise can help because it balances the cyclic hormones that are responsible for our sleep and waking patterns. Yoga and swimming are both good exercise methods for menopausal women, and they'll stretch your body and work it so that it is more ready for restful sleep.

Routine is Good for Menopause Related Insomnia

Being firm about your routine is also a good way of dealing with menopause related insomnia. Decide to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. Even if you feel you didn't sleep, or didn't sleep well, don't give in and sleep late. Get up and force yourself to go about your daily business. It will be difficult at first, but gradually you will make headway and begin to fall asleep earlier.

Get some help with menopause related insomnia. I'm not talking here about drugs. Sleeping pills are certainly not the answer. They will leave you feeling hungover and totally without energy. No, think of more harmonious solutions. Think of taking relaxing herbal tea before you sleep. Chamomile is a famous one, but there are many more. Experiment a little. Get a regular massage. There is nothing better for removing the kinks and releasing tension.

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