Pearls for your patients to sleep better in menopause

Rebecca Thurston, PhD, explains clinical research and strategies for undermining the power of vasomotor symptoms and insomnia to interrupt sleep.

Sleep disturbances are a well known issue that many women face during menopause, with as many as 26% of midlife women experiencing sleep symptoms that meet the criteria for insomnia.

In a recent interview from the North American Menopause Society’s 2021 Annual Meeting, Rebecca Thurston, PhD, discussed some strategies, including cognitive behavioral therapy, that have been proven to help patients get a better night’s sleep.

In the interview, she notes that sleep issues have been associated with a number of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, health problems and cardiovascular disease.

And in a study presented at the conference, sexual function could also be negatively effected by poor sleep quality.

To learn more, watch the full video below.