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Getting sleep sorted should be your TOP midlife priority!

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

Getting sleep sorted should be your TOP midlife priority for dealing with menopause
Midlife Insomnia

Have you ever gone off to sleep then woken up in the early hours and found yourself worrying about any number of things in the middle of the night?

Perhaps you used to sleep like a log in your teenage years and early 20s but now, no matter how hard you try, you wake up in the early hours and start mentally writing lists of all the things you think you should be doing?

Or maybe you feel like you have your life kind of figured out until - BAM - 1.30am hits and you find your mind filling with new worries and stresses that have never bothered you before.

When I was at the beginning of my perimenopause journey, long before I had a diagnosis or any idea that this is what was happening to me, I suffered from extremely debilitating insomnia for 2-3 years. I used to wake up at 2.30am every morning and would lie there awake for hours worrying about things that ordinarily would not have kept me awake.

I have since discovered, that of all the many varied perimenopause symptoms, this is THE number 1 problem that women in midlife go to see their doctor about.

While the physical symptoms such as night sweats and hot flushes can be aggravating, there is something about insomnia and being in a permanent state of exhaustion that tip women over the edge.