Insomnia and Menopause

Dealing with Insomnia During Menopause

 If you’re going through menopause, you may have noticed that your body is having a more difficult time than usual getting to sleep and staying asleep. That’s in part because your body is reducing the production of the vital sleep-producing hormones estrogen and progesterone. Additionally, the menopausal body regularly releases random surges of adrenaline, which can limit your ability to calm the brain enough to get back to sleep. The National Sleep Foundation found that insomnia often occurs during perimenopause, the period of transition into menopause. That means that insomnia is one of the earliest signs of menopause, usually experienced by women in their late 30s and 40s. Another common culprit of menopause-related insomnia is hot flashes. These surges of adrenaline produce sweat and create a change in temperature that can pull you out of sleep and affect your ability to fall asleep early in the night.

 One of the simplest things you can do to help your body stay cool during menopause is to invest in a pair of Cool-jams™ moisture-wicking pajamas. These menopause pajamas help you get to sleep and stay asleep by regulating the body’s natural temperature and keeping you cool and dry during the most disruptive hot flashes. Our sleepwear is made from a lightweight, proprietary fabric that draws all the moisture and heat away from your body. It dries quickly, too, so you’ll wake up feeling fresh. Once you’ve picked up a pair of menopause-friendly pajamas, you can do a few simple things to ensure that you get a quality night’s rest no matter what. Create a cool and soothing sleep environment with darkening curtains and run a fan or air conditioner, if possible. If you have intense hot flashes, you may benefit from keeping a cloth and a bucket of ice near your bed to help cool the body.