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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.