Woke up at 3 AM and can’t get back to sleep?
During the menopause transition many women have difficulty falling asleep, others staying asleep. Night sweats may also disturb sleeping and many women experience lack of energy during this time.
Treatment of sleep problems should start with good “sleep hygiene”: avoid heavy meals, caffeine, and alcohol in the evening. Regular exercise, not too close to bedtime, and staying cool at night may also help.
Prescription and non-prescription therapies to treat sleeplessness are available.