Surviving Menopause: 3 Tips to Help You Through Tough Times
When menopause begins to occur, you might feel like hot flashes and night sweats will be a nightly or even daily occurrence. You might also fear that this will disturb your partner at night, and you may find yourself kicking off the bedding at night in order to cool down, forcing you and your partner to get many poor nights of sleep. How do you, your partner, and your children get through these tough times together as a family?
Unfortunately, it’s not easy being in a relationship to begin with, and menopause does not help matters at all, especially when you cannot sleep at night due to the many symptoms of menopause. Additionally, managing children, no matter how much you love them, can also be tough when you and your partner are sleep-deprived. If you are not careful, the whole situation can end up in a war zone, as the stresses of menopause can cause you to overreact to normally manageable family situations.
This is because menopause often makes women grumpy, forgetful and depressed. As terrible as fluctuating hormones, night sweats, and hot flushes may be, it is inevitable and something that all women need to get through. Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid it, but there are ways to make menopause more manageable.
How can women manage menopause?
Fortunately, there are many ways that women can manage menopause without resulting in the breakup of their marriage or causing issue with their children. Below are some of the best ways to manage menopause and get through this difficult time in your life.
Eat a healthy diet
During this period your oestrogen levels drop which will increase your vulnerability to weight gain. There is nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable because you are overweight. By eating healthy food, you can reduce the likelihood of gaining extra weight, and if you are overweight, eating healthily will help you lose the extra weight.
Exercising moderately most days of the week will go a long way towards helping you improve your overall health and well being. Apart from the clear benefits such as weight loss and weight maintenance, exercise will help build and maintain a healthy bone structure, and it will increase the serotonin levels in your brain; thereby helping to negate the depressed feelings that come with menoapuse.
Purchase lightweight, moisture wicking bedding
If you are having problems sleeping due to menopause, a pair of premium sheets may help. Make sure to purchase manufactured bed sheets that are made from fabric that have both anti-microbial and moisture-wicking properties. These properties really help with the night sweats and heat rashes as it wicks away the moisture instead of absorbing it like cotton. This will help to keep you both cool and dry while having the best possible experience while sleeping. Premium sheets with these properties will also have body temperature management properties which will keep your partner warm while it keeps you cool so that you can both get restful sleep and work through your menopause together.
Menopause is not an easy time for you or your family; however, following these simple tips will go a long way towards helping you get through this tough season in your life. Preparing for this time will also ensure that you make menopause as easy as possible on your family.