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- January 13, 2020 at 2:41 am #34964
arabianknight✘ Not a client
Has anybody found their sleeping pattern has become erratic since they have become menopausal and what have they found effective.January 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm #35061
gsdmom✘ Not a client
I used and am still using a low to average dose of hormone replacement therapy. I use an estrogen patch and progesterone pill.
That was fairly effective until I was prescried a medication unrelated to menopause, which is what led to the chronic insomnia.January 22, 2020 at 8:58 pm #35144
Martin Reed★ Admin
Menopause can definitely trigger sleep disruption due to the hormonal changes that are going on — however, sleep will often be able to recover all by itself once the body has adapted to these changes. If it doesn’t, and sleep problems linger for months or even years, this is almost certainly down to our sleep-related thoughts and behaviors — the perpetuating factors behind chronic insomnia.
I think it’s helpful to know about cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) techniques so that you can implement appropriate behaviors and reduce the risk that you’ll end up perpetuating the problem. Ultimately, we want to give sleep the best chance possible!
I hope this helps.