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Sleep and Menopause - How Long Until My Old Sleep Patterns Return?

by Lori
(Corvallis, OR)

I have not had a period for 12 months and have been having a lot of trouble either getting to sleep and now, if I can get to sleep, waking up frequently. How long until my old sleep patterns return?

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Aug 30, 2011
sleep pattern
by: georgine

I hope it can return mine never has and I wake up every 2 hours

Sep 11, 2011
Sleep disruption

I'm menopausal too. Have times of waking up EXACTLY every 2 hours too. Also, other nights of waking up frequently during the night. It's as if my body clock has gone haywire.

If I sleep in the day because I haven't slept at night, I also wake up often EXACTLY after 2 hours.

I find it interesting and puzzling why we should wake every 2 hours. There is even a website called 'Waking up every 2 hours!'so it is obviously a common problem

Dec 12, 2014
Bio-Identical hormones NEW
by: Anonymous

I too was waking every 2 hours. Sometimes I couldnt sleep at all. I started taking bio-identical progesterone before bed and that cured the sleep issue. I sleep as well as I did before menopause now. Hope that helps someone else!

Mar 23, 2020
sleep now normal NEW
by: Monica

I had sleep problems and had night awakenings every hour. After about a year of this (menopause) my sleep is back to normal. Possibly due to very healthy vegetarian eating and high intensity workouts I feel so relieved.

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