Sleep Disturbance and Menopause

Sleep disturbances may be an issue with menopause.
Estrogen deficiencies contribute directly and indirectly to sleep disturbances. Estrogen replacement therapy has been shown to improve sleep in symptomatic menopausal women. Estrogen deficiency also affects sleep indirectly as night sweats can make it impossible to sleep through the night. Supplementation with progesterone particularly oral progesterone can improve sleep quality. See your healthcare provider before taking hormones.

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