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Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation During Menopause

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Sleep deprivation symptoms during menopauseI haven’t been feeling well. Could my symptoms be from sleep deprivation?


If you haven’t been feeling well for awhile and you also haven’t been getting enough sleep, there may be a connection. Menopause disrupts sleep in a variety of ways, and, without enough sleep, your physical, mental, and emotional health can suffer.

Treating symptoms without addressing the underlying sleep deprivation can keep you in a frustrating cycle. Realizing symptoms you experience during the day may be tied to a lack of sleep can help you address them better. You need your sleep, so you don’t suffer all day and night with sleeping issues.

Your quality of life as well as your health suffers when don’t get enough sleep. Not only will you not be as happy, you can shorten your life span. If you find you consistently experience the following symptoms, keep a sleep diary to see if you are getting enough sleep. If you aren’t, talk to your doctor about the cause and what you can do.

Symptoms of Sleep Deprivation during the Day:

  • Brain fog
  • Forgetfulness
  • Impulsive feelings
  • Indecisive
  • Clumsy
  • Accidents/injuries
  • Poor productivity
  • Emotional
  • Mood swings
  • Stress
  • Cranky
  • Depression
  • Frequently getting sick
  • Vision problems–especially with reading up close
  • Skin issues/aging
  • Falling asleep while driving
  • High blood pressure
  • Always hungry
  • Weight gain
  • No libido
  • Exhaustion
You don’t have to continue to be sleep deprived. There are some solutions to getting a good night’s sleep, even during menopause. So take some time to work with your doctor to find out what is causing you to miss out on sleep so you can find a way to get more rest.

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.

02-29-2016 - 03:37 PM


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