Occasional insomnia, usually resulting from stress, is common. But when chronic sleeplessness becomes a trend, this may indicate a problem. Insomnia is a serious concern for many women entering or going through menopause.
During perimenopause or menopause, hormonal imbalances may cause insomnia. Additionally, the stress of not getting sufficient, restful sleep may further increase the imbalance of hormones. Women who suffer from menopause-related insomnia for a long period of time without seeking help may have a higher risk of developing more serious health complications.
Fortunately, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment is available to help correct hormonal imbalances associated with perimenopause and menopause. HRT is a safe and effective way to insomnia at the source.
If a hormonal imbalance is the cause of your insomnia, hormone replacement therapy may be the solution for you. Global Life Rejuvenation physicians have successfully used HRT to help treat insomnia in women. Our experts administer and monitor personalized treatment plans that address the needs of each woman. Contact us to meet a physician and get started today.
The Role of Hormones in Insomnia
Estrogen and testosterone are directly associated with menopausal insomnia. When your body is not producing sufficient amounts of natural estrogen, your ability to get a full restful night’s sleep may be compromised.
Low levels of testosterone in women going through menopause may also contribute to insomnia. Low testosterone is linked to snoring and sleep apnea (a repetitive, and sometimes dangerous, interruption of breath during sleep). When testosterone levels are normalized, slow-wave (deep) sleep comes easier.
During Menopause, Insomnia May Further Interrupt Hormone Function
Sleeping fewer hours causes some hormones to become imbalanced, which disrupts appetite, fertility, cardiac health and mental health. Sound and restful sleep is also associated with a reduced risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and depression.
Most importantly, women who get a restful night of sleep are simply more likely to feel good during the day, be more productive and feel more in harmony with their surroundings and daily activities. Insomnia in women may exacerbate other symptoms of menopause as well as predispose menopausal women to health issues like obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
Insomnia Treatments With HRT
There are a number of medical treatments available for insomnia, many of which rely on prescription sleep medications. We believe that for many women, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) offers a better solution.
Stabilizing hormones with hormone replacement therapy provides relief from insomnia as well as other symptoms associated with menopause (like hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness). Global Life Rejuvenation physicians customize hormone, nutrition, and fitness programs as a solution to menopausal insomnia.
Is HRT Safe?
It’s important to remember that even though it’s called hormone replacement therapy, the goal of this treatment is not to replace someone’s hormone level to what they once had. Our process is to give a very small amount of hormones to supplement or to help your body naturally produce hormones that it no longer makes. By doing this, we alleviate symptoms associated with hormone imbalance and help you feel better.
HRT is completely safe when taken under the guidance of an expert practitioner. Among women, HRT has been proven to prevent heart disease and osteoporosis as well as lower the risk of developing diabetes. We don’t want anyone to suffer from unnecessary symptoms of menopause when there’s a much better option available.
If your low estrogen or testosterone levels are the cause of your insomnia, HRT will correct the imbalance and put you on track to a great night’s sleep. Contact Global Life Rejuvenation online or call us at (866) 793-9933 and learn more about how hormone therapy can provide relief from insomnia caused by menopause.