Overcoming Menopause Fatigue
One of the most common ailments facing post-menopausal women is menopause fatigue. Although it is a normal symptom caused by a temporary hormonal imbalance, it can be overwhelming to suddenly find yourself tired and without energy.
Some of the common physical characteristics of menopausal fatigue include drowsiness, a sudden onset of tiredness, a feeling of fatigue in the muscles, and a crashing feeling after eating. These can severely affect your quality of life.
So what is crashing fatigue? This type of menopause fatigue can occur at any time and doesn't necessarily mean that you feel the overwhelming urge to sleep. In fact, you might not feel sleepy at all. Instead, you could find yourself feeling exhausted and weak and you might not have the energy to carry out your normal activities.
When you go through menopause, your body produces less estrogen, and this causes changes throughout your entire body. It can make you tired, yet unable to fall asleep. Once you do fall asleep, it is often difficult to stay asleep. This lack of good sleep can make you feel even more tired during the day.
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Some of the symptoms of menopausal fatigue include feeling the need to take more naps, feeling sleepy during the day, having a lack of energy, increased irritability, and having a general feeling of being worn-out.
While it is best to consult with your health care practitioner, there are some natural health remedies that you can use in order to help combat menopause fatigue. Many of the methods rely on lifestyle changes.
Reorganizing your work schedule is generally the first place to start. If you are used to working late at night, you might have to flip your schedule and instead try to get more work done early in the morning so that you can get to bed earlier.
If you have trouble falling asleep at night, then you might want to consider trying black cohosh, which is an herb that has been used for aiding sleep in post-menopausal women.
Exercising earlier in the day, instead of close to bedtime, might also help your sleep pattern. While you still need to maintain physical activity, try to do it in the early afternoon instead of right before you try to go to sleep. Although your body might feel tired after exercising, your blood will be pumping and it might be difficult to actually find sleep.
Taking a hot bath right before bedtime might also be relaxing and help stimulate sleep. Try drinking a glass of chamomile tea, too, although do not drink any kind of tea that contains caffeine, which could keep you awake.
A good well-balanced diet can help keep you healthy, but try not to go with a low-fat diet. You need good fats in order to keep your energy up. Instead, focus on eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and sources of protein - these can help with fighting menopause fatigue.
If you continue feeling very tired and find that it is impeding your quality of life, then you should consult with your health care practitioner in order to ensure that there isn't another problem accompanying the menopause fatigue.
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