Mental Health & Sleep
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How Menopause Affects and Changes Sleep
During menopause, women can experience poor, disrupted sleep. Hot flashes are among the most common side effect, but sleep can be affected by other sleep disorders that may impact both nighttime and daytime quality of life.
Women face a large array of hormonal, physical, and psychological changes during menopause. Some women experience mild menopausal symptoms while other women struggle with very severe symptoms, requiring medication.
There are three phases to menopause – perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause. Perimenopause, or the transition phase, happens over several years during which a women’s ovaries produce less and less estrogen and progesterone. About a year after menstrual periods have stopped, a woman reaches menopause. Post-menopause, or the years after menopause, tend to ease menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes. However, women in this stage of their lives are also at an increased risk for other health conditions, such as osteoporosis and heart disease.
What are hot flashes? And how do...
Sleep Deprivation in College Students
CBD and Sleep: An Overview
CBD supplements now are commonly found in the form of gummies, lotions and oils. Its effectiveness at pain management has been studied for some time now. However, can CBD supplements help you get better sleep?
Light Box Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
A light therapy box is a device that mimics outdoor light, minus the UV exposure. Researchers believe systematic exposure to artificial daylight can cause chemical changes in your brain that lifts your mood and eases symptoms of SAD (winter depression).
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