Hormone fluctuations. Hot flashes and night sweats. Depression and changes in mood. Coincidental and age-related changes in health and social issues. All of these factors associated with menopause can affect a patient’s sleep quality.
According to results from a new study, a popular herbal remedy may come to the rescue of women suffering from postmenopausal sleep disturbances. About half of postmenopausal women experience some degree of sleep disturbance, which in turn impacts their quality of life.
A recent study on sleep disturbances in menopause shows a direct connection to the use of hormone therapy. Specifically, when women stop taking hormone therapy they experienced greater periods of poor sleep, waking up during the night, difficulty falling asleep, waking up to early and not feeling rested.
Cessation of hormone therapy in menopausal women may result in sleep disturbances, according to a new study in Menopause. Since the hormone therapy has been associated with the alleviation of sleep problems in women experiencing menopausal symptoms, Dr Sarah E Tom, Interdisciplinary Women’s Health Research (IWHR) Scholar at the University of Texas Medical School, and colleagues sought to determine the resulting sleep effects during cessation of hormone therapy.
Normal weight adults appear to consume significantly more calories when they are sleep deprived, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism/Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 2011 Scientific Sessions, held from March 22 to 25 in Atlanta.