Menopause Insomnia - a Curse That Can Be Averted

It seems that women have to fight all their lives against some changes or other in their bodies. At puberty, they get breasts and ovaries start producing eggs - making girls start periods. This is a monthly discomfort that will stop only when she bears children which of course is a wonderful gift of nature, but a very painful one nonetheless. Then comes menopause where this whole fertility chapter gets closed.

Difficult transition

The transition from fertile woman to post-menopausal woman is an extremely difficult one. The pre-menopause stage can last anything between two years and ten years and can mark some of the most challenging times in a woman’s life. There are a number of symptoms which will mark the onset of menopause, among which the hot flashes and night sweats are some of the worst.

Due to this, women loose their sleep often resulting in menopause insomnia. It is a well known fact that women during menopause are irritable and have unpredictable mood swings as well as bouts of hopeless depression. Some medical researchers are of the opinion that menopause insomnia is actually the whole or at least part of the cause of most of these afflictions.

Remedies for menopause insomnia

There are many synthetic medicines which will induce sleep. However most of them are addictive and should be taken under medical supervision, or not at all. The best treatment for menopause insomnia is natural. There are a number of great choices available to choose from chamomile tea, kava kava, valerian roots, to passion flower and so on. You also need to eliminate or at least cut down on the caffeine intake whether it is in your morning coffee or the Pepsi you have from the supermarket.

Other measures that will help you with your menopause insomnia

There are a number of other simple and within-your-reach measures that will help you with you menopause insomnia.

* You can have a hot mug of milk before you go to bed, if you like milk * You can have a hot bath as the last thing you do before going to bed * You should have your bedroom some 4-5 degrees less than normal so you can have a very relaxing sleep * Have your meal at least three-four hours before you go to bed * Do not watch TV before going to sleep * Maintain fix timings for sleeping and waking up * Avoid coffee or any item that contains caffeine after 2 PM

These are some very simple but highly efficient ways to put you to sleep. In case you still need help, you may decide to have a totally natural course of cures or a combination with synthetic medicines.

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