Contrary to popular belief, women’s sleep patterns are worse in perimenopause (age 40-59 years) than for women post-menopause, this is according to the National Center for Health Statistics form 2015. Greater than 35% of perimenopausal women slept less than 7 hours consistent on average.
There is help for those lacking sleep during premenopause, perimenopause and post menopause! Progesterone and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help sleep patterns and consistency. Progesterone is a sex hormone that is calming and balancing for a woman. Actually, progesterone activates the GABA receptor of the brain leading to a more restful sleep. Progesterone can actually start to decline in a woman as early as her 30’s.
“I feel very strongly and empathetically for women of this age with poor sleep. Thankfully we have a very effective natural tool to help women with these symptoms”