HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Menopause and Hormones Articles

HysterSisters Articles for Hysterectomy


Need Some Sleep During Menopause? Try These Supplements

From the Menopause and Hormones Articles List

Need Sleep During Menopause?  Try These Supplements As a teen, going without sleep may not have been a problem. You could stay up all night chatting with friends and eating snacks, and next day you were still able to go shopping and have a great time. Now that you’re a few decades older, it’s a completely different story.

These days, you need regular sleep, but it seems you can’t get enough. Whether it’s menopause, life, or age, you may find you can’t fall asleep or stay asleep. You're more tired than not and need some rest.

Before trying prescription options, you may want to try an over-the-counter supplement. There are lots of options you can consider, including one of the following 4 choices.


Your body naturally makes melatonin, a sleep inducing hormone. As you age, however, your body makes less of it. Levels can also decrease from stress, poor diet, sleep deprivation and other symptoms of menopause. Exposure to light, including the light on electronics, can also decrease the production of melatonin. Using a melatonin supplement can help restore your levels, fix your sleep cycle, and let you get some rest. It comes in liquid and tablet form in a variety of doses.


Chamomile is a supplement that can be sedating. There are both liquid and capsule forms which can be ingested, and there's also a form that can be made into tea. Any of them can help you relax and induce sleep, but a warm tea may feel extra relaxing. A liquid form can also be added to your bath water to help you relax. The more relaxed you are, the better you may be able to sleep.


Valerian is a herb that may help reduce the time it takes to fall asleep. It may also help you sleep better. It may also help with anxiety, which can disrupt sleep. Valerian comes in several forms, including tablet, power, and liquid. It can also be made into a tea. Since it has a strong odor, other ingredients may be added with it to help with taste and smell.


Magnesium helps you relax and be calm, thus making it easier to sleep. Not only can it help you fall asleep, it can also give you deeper, more restful sleep. It also helps regulate melatonin, the sleep inducing hormone. Magnesium also calms nerve activity in your brain, similar to some sleeping medications. It may also ease anxiety and depression, both of which can affect sleep. You can take magnesium as a supplement or increase your intake of magnesium rich foods like dark leafy vegetables.


Keep in mind, buying over-the-counter does not make supplements 100% safe or side effect free, whether ingested or used in alternative manners. Supplements interact with other supplements, over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, hormones, and more. They also are not regulated by the FDA, so ingredients can vary by form, brand, bottle to bottle, etc. Work with your doctor regarding which one, which dose, and the duration that is right for you. You should also be sure there are no underlying health issues that are causing your sleeping issues.

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.

02-20-2018 - 07:44 PM


Do you have a question?

If you have a medical support question related to this article, come JOIN US in our HysterSisters Community Forums. You will receive helpful replies to your questions from our members. See you there!

HysterSisters Free Hysterectomy Booklet

What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy with pages of information, helpful tips and hints to prepare and recover from hysterectomy. Free download for members.

HysterSisters Articles

Options to Hysterectomy
Treatment Alternatives
Pre-Op Hysterectomy
Post-Op Hysterectomy
Separate Surgeries
Hormone and Menopause
Intimacy after Hysterectomy
Pelvic Floor
Separate Surgeries
Fitness after Hysterectomy
GYN Cancer
Breast Health
Grief and Loss
Uterine Fibroids
GYN Genetics
Hysterectomy Stories
Ask A Doctor

Find a Surgeon

HysterSisters Doctor Directory
Jack Ayoub, M.D.
44035 Riverside Parkway
Suite 435
Leesburg VA 20176
James Kondrup, M.D.
161 Riverside Drive
Suite 109
Binghamton NY 13905
Lauren Pinkard, M.D.
4225 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn IL 60453
Siobhan Kehoe, M.D.
Gynecological Oncology Clinic - SW Med
2201 Inwood Road Suite 106
Dallas TX 75390
Shaghayegh DeNoble, M.D.
20 Wilsey Square
Suite C
Ridgewood NJ 07450
Geoffrey Cly, M.D.
Suite 101, 11123 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne IN 46845
Antonio Gargiulo, M.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston MA 02115
Kym Boyman, M.D.
1775 Williston Rd., Ste. 110
South Burlington VT 05403
Lauren Streicher, M.D.
Gynecologic Specialists of Northwestern, S.C
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 117
Chicago IL 60611


Hysterectomy News

July 27,2021


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing