Sleep Pattern Disorders Following Menopause

Hot flashes and night sweats can interrupt sleep and at least 3 out of every 4 menopausal women will experience hot flashes, and over half of postmenopausal women face sleep disorders.

Medical Treatments for menopausal insomnia

  • HRT: patch,cream or pill format with associated risks under supervision.
  • Antidepressants that help: Effexor/Paxil/Prozac and Lexapro
  • Non Hormonal treatment of Hot flashes: Brisdelle (fluoxetine)‚Äč

Over the counter Aids & Tips

  • Melatonin: decreases with advancing age and has less production in bright light.
  • Keep your bedroom cool at night.
  • Avoid exercise before bed.
  • Avoid spicy food at nights.
  • Avoid caffeine at late hours.
  • Avoid mid day napping.
  • Keep routine bedtime schedules.