Sleep Challenges Women Face

Banner Health sleep specialists understand sleep issues that are unique to women. You may have trouble sleeping during your menstrual cycle, pregnancy or menopause due to the changes in hormone levels. Our doctors and staff at our sleep centers are here to treat these issues as well as any other sleep disorders you have have, so you can sleep through the night.

What Sleep Issues Can Pregnancy Cause?

Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life that’s sometimes complicated by sleep issues. Our sleep experts are here to keep you and your baby safe from sleep-related problems. Ask yourself if you have regular sleep disruptions from any of the following:

  • Body aches
  • Fetus movement
  • Heartburn
  • Leg cramps
  • Nausea
  • Snoring or sleep apnea

Swollen tissue and weight gain can cause you to snore. The blockage in breathing can even lead to sleep apnea. A high blood pressure risk increases for you and your baby. Talk to your doctor if loud snoring or daytime sleepiness continues.

Why Do Hot Flashes Keep Me Awake?

Menopause-related sleep disruptions are a common complaint among women. Hormone levels drop and cause you to have hot flashes. This cycle will often affect your sleep and can continue for up to five years. Prescription medicine, natural treatments or naps can help your symptoms. However, naps should be avoided if you have a history of insomnia.

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