|Sleep And Perimenopause
Does perimenopause affect sleep in women during their idle age? Perimenopause does not directly cause sleep apnea in women but there are several other symptoms that are associated with perimenopause that can cause sleep apnea.
Hot flashes or night sweating is one of the symptoms which can cause sleep disturbances in women frequently. The low level of estrogen causes the sweat glands to malfunction and women end up sweating excessively during night when they are sleeping. This may deeply destabilize their sleep patterns. Also, women experience a lot of heat in their feet and legs and as though the skin is burning. This is a disturbance for them in their sleep.
Some women suffer with constant nausea and headaches due to perimenopause. However, they do not realize that it is their body preparing itself for the menopause stage. In addition, the varying levels of hormones can cause them to lose their sleep.
In addition, several other conditions have been noticed in women during perimenopause like low and high blood pressure, anxiety, depression and mood swings. This might cause women to feel sleepy at odd hours like early mornings or late afternoons. They may end up losing their night's sleep. Also, it becomes a vicious circle where losing sleep at night makes them tired and they sleep during the day and due to that they may not sleep at night again. The lack of sleep can have direct effects on blood pressure. These symptoms are so interconnected that one leads to the other constantly in a circular format.
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