The recent studies help scientists to better understand the importance of sleep during childhood and adolescence years. The deprivation of sleep in modern society is having a catastrophic impact on health, wellness, even the safety and education of teens and children.
Menopause takes place over a period of many years. The hormonal changes commonly cause a wide range of sleep disorders. Sleep deprivation, insomnia, sleep disordered breathing (SDB), restless legs syndrome (RLS), mood and anxiety disorders are just some of the challenges women undergo.
During midlife, most important factors disturbing the sleep are:
- Declining production of sleep-promoting hormone progesterone
Lower level of estrogen which has strong impact on sleep and mood
Frequent sleep disrupters such as hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings.
Treating fibromyalgia, or relieving the symptoms associated with it, is quite complicated. Treatments include prescription drugs, healthy diet, vitamins, essential oils, and lifestyle changes.
The alternative, non-drug treatments are being preferred by some due to the side effects of the chemical drugs. The thermal effect from Far Infrared Ray (FIR) has been shown to be very useful according to many studies.