Sleep and the Menopause

Sleep and the Menopause

During our research into a good night’s sleep, we have noticed specific challenges faced by many women as they reach the ages of 40-50. 

The journey from peri-menopause to post-menopause can be so varied from woman to woman, although we are biologically all moving in the same direction, our symptoms and reactions are personal.  Peri-menopause can last anything from 1 year to 10 years, and during this time we will typically start to experience some physical and emotional changes. It is not unusual for sleep disruption to be the first symptom. 

It is worth noting that these years are laden with many challenging transitions for most woman. Juggling work, finances and family, children becoming young adults, elderly parents requiring support, maintaining relationships and often other medical health requirements. These responsibilities can weigh heavily and can contribute to anxiety, which in turn can play havoc with our sleep, leaving us less equipped to face the challenges of the next day. A good night’s sleep can make all the difference to how we face the day ahead. 

Throw hot flushes, caused by our depletion of hormones into the equation and it can feel like a soul-destroying cycle. The elusive 7-8 hours a night seem like a distant memory. 

There are many remedies available, from traditional medical treatment such as hormone replacement therapy, complementary therapies such as reflexology or acupuncture to a more holistic approach combining dietary and lifestyle changes. Women should seek professional advice and receive a personalised approach. There may be a period of trial and error until a preferred treatment or combination of treatments are established. 

A good night’s sleep cannot be taken for granted, the benefits are essential to our mental, physical, and emotional health. We hope all our customers can sleep better. 

In our survey back in November 21, 93% of our customers said they were sleeping better under an Ava Innes duvet. That makes us happy.