Symptoms of Midlife & Menopause


Sleep is everything. For your body, sleep is more precious than gold. Humans can’t function without sleep, and a lack of sleep can affect everything from accomplishing your daily tasks to your overall mental health. 

Sleep disturbances tend to happen more frequently in women who are already stressed, sleep deprived, dehydrated, not exercising regularly, and who are not taking time to relax before bed without electronics. 

During menopause, hot flashes and night sweats can also keep you up at night. This leads to fatigue and can trigger the onset of other menopause symptoms, including mood swings, decreased libido, and weight gain.

true. Women’s Health works with you to find the best solution to alleviate insomnia symptoms. 


Are you experiencing bedtime blues?

You might be suffering from insomnia if you experience any of the following:

  • You have trouble sleeping due to stress.
  • You fall asleep only to wake up a few hours later.
  • You are getting less than six hours of sleep at night.
  • You wake up still feeling fatigued.
  • You worry about sleep each night.
  • You stay up too late and then repeatedly hit the snooze button.

Because sleep is vital to your overall well-being, it is important to treat insomnia by improving your daily sleep routine. Your weekly goal should be to get a minimum of 50 hours of sleep. People who average 50 hours of sleep per week also have a lower risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, depression, and dementia. 

five Tips to Getting a Better Night’s Sleep Naturally


Keep a daily gratitude journal and worry list. This tip might seem surprising, but writing down your thoughts and worries can help “evict” them from your brain and break anxiety cycles that might keep you from getting a good night’s sleep. Similarly, listing everything you are thankful for during each day will help you refocus your thoughts away from stress and negativity.


Establish a regular sleep schedule. Go to bed at the same time each night and aim to wake up at the same time every day.


Create a restful environment in your bedroom. Adjust light levels, turn down noisy distractions, put away electronics, and keep your room at a cooler temperature.


Practice good eating and drinking habits.  Avoid eating heavy meals before bedtime and limit or avoid consuming alcohol, caffeine, or nicotine.


If you wake up, get out of bed. Waking up in the middle of the night can be frustrating but tossing and turning in bed will not help you to get back to sleep. Instead, moving to a quiet space and practicing Metered Breathing or meditation can calm your mind and help you feel sleepy again. 

As one of the fundamental pillars of SEEDS®, we recognize how important healthy sleep patterns are to everyday life and to the regulation of your body’s systems. Our bodies need recharging every night, and you deserve better than to go through life on low battery mode. We’re here to help!

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