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12 Reasons Why You Need a Good Night's Sleep during Menopause!

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Reasons you need to sleep during menopauseWhy do I need to get sleep during menopause?

With menopause comes bone weary exhaustion as you struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep night after night. Just the thought of crawling into bed where you know you will toss and turn for hours can leave you frustrated and weary. Is it really necessary to work so hard to get some sleep? YES!

Sleep is essential for overall health, longevity, and peace of mind. If you aren’t getting enough sleep, your physical, mental, and emotional health can suffer, and what time you have left on earth won’t be as enjoyable. Yes, you can even decrease your life span if you miss out on too much sleep.

If menopause is robbing you of your sleep, it might take a bit of effort to establish a bedtime routine and healthy sleeping habits. But it’s worth it. Below are 12 of the reasons why you need a good night’s sleep, every night.

1. Longevity

To put it simply, you’ll live longer if you get enough sleep. If you don’t, you can decrease your life span.

2. Healing

While you are sleeping, your cells do a lot of their repair work. So if you aren’t getting enough sleep, damaged cells may not heal properly.

3. Immunology

Your immune system can be most active while you sleep. Your body can be building itself up and fighting infections while you sleep, so getting enough shut eye is essential for a strong immune system.

4. Productivity

If you don’t get enough sleep, you won’t be as alert or productive. Your work performance, reflexes, and creativity can all suffer without adequate sleep.

5. Memory

You need sleep to be able to remember facts and commit new ones to memory. It can be difficult to learn something new, retain information, and recall data when you haven’t gotten enough sleep.

6. Weight

If you get too little sleep, your metabolism can slow down and you may feel more hungry. Between the two, you can put on some extra weight that’s not healthy.

7. Body

Just about every tissue in your body is affected by how much sleep you get. Your heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, mood, metabolism, and hormone function are just some of what is negatively affected by sleep deprivation.

8. Sugar

Sleep regulates your blood sugar levels. So if you go without sleep, your insulin and blood sugar levels can rise and increase your risk for Type 2 diabetes.

9. Stress

Lack of sleep can cause you to be more stressed and not as able to manage it. Besides affecting your ability to cope with others, stress can also lead to heart disease.

10. Depression

Without enough sleep, your emotional health can suffer. Exhaustion can leave you depressed, irritable, and trying to cope with mood swings.

11. Safety

Going without sleep can compromise your safety and the safety of others. Because your reaction times and reflexes are slower, you can be involved in an accident if you drive, operate equipment, handle chemicals, etc.

12. Sexuality

If you are exhausted, your sex life is likely to suffer. Being tired can zap your libido and desire to engage in any intimate activities.

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

02-19-2016 - 07:14 PM


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