Need a good night’s rest but menopause is keeping you awake? Hormone therapy has been shown to improve sleep quality. A study recently done published in Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society shows that low-dose hormone therapy can help ease symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats that keep you tossing and turning.
And this kind of serious sleep deprivation can cause more problems such as cardiovascular disease. Sleep is a key component of a healthy body.
Balanced hormones are key to a balanced life, but menopause (more accurately, perimenopause) comes to mess all of that up. It’s a natural process, but if not handled properly, it can reign terror on your life and your sleep schedule. Estrogen and progesterone are the main players here. The process of perimenopause happens in two stages. During the first, progesterone drops and estrogen fluctuates, leading to estrogen dominance. During the second phase, estrogen declines but could potentially remain at a higher level than progesterone. This leads to all those nasty symptoms that we’ve been talking about.
If you are a woman approaching menopause, call the Steelman Clinic to see what you can do to get a better night’s sleep and a better overall sense of well-being. You shouldn’t have to live in misery for x-amount of years. Find out what Steelman can do for you!