Women Have a Harder Time Sleeping After Menopause

Many women will tell you that the idea that menopause can wreak havoc on their sleep isn’t news to them. Indeed, a study in Sleep published in April 2017 reported that “sleep disturbances become very common during menopause, with an estimated 40 percent to 60 percent of menopausal women reporting poor sleep quality and about 25 percent meeting criteria for an insomnia disorder.”

What is news comes from a study published in the journal Menopause in December 2019titled “Effects of Menopause on Sleep Quality and Sleep Disorders: Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.” Many studies have looked at the effect of aging on sleep, but very few have delved deeper into the issue by looking at menopause status and by looking at exactly what kind of sleep problems are associated with menopause.

Read more from Everyday Health, by Beth Levine, on Women Have a Harder Time Sleeping After Menopause



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