Hot Flushes, Sleep and the Menopause

Updated: Jul 27, 2020

I am writing this piece as I think there is a woeful amount of information out there about the impact of the symptoms of the menopause.

Many of the amazing women that I coach minimise their symptoms or feel embarrassed about the impact the symptoms of having on them. No they are not going mad their experience is real and valid.

The menopause has a multitude of symptoms but in this blog I am going to talk about hot flashes, that searing sweat that creeps up out of nowhere, keeping you up at night.

Sarah Meharg Menopause coach in Solihull

So first lets talk about sleep. We might think of sleep as being restful and time in which nothing happens. What we do know about sleep is that a lot of important functions happen at night including:

  • Hormone production

  • Processing of information

  • Memory formation