Menopause Fatigue

The majority of women in menopause experience menopause fatigue. In fact, it's estimated that 80% of women feel fatigued at some point during menopause.

And while many women are affected by menopause insomnia, it's not just a lack of sleep that is making us feel like we're dragging through the day.

In fact, feeling fatigued is different than feeling sleepy. Fatigue leaves you feeling apathetic, drowsy, and weak, but not necessarily sleepy.

Listen to this terrible fact: Sleep may not even help to combat your fatigue! If you're already getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night, and you still feel tired, chances are that you're experiencing menopause fatigue.


Treating Menopause Fatigue

The best way to treat your fatigue is to use a combination of supplements and lifestyle changes.

Supplements

  • Maca: (affiliate link) This herbal supplement will boost your energy levels and improve your sex drive.

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  • Ginseng: This herbal supplement can help to reduce your stress and treat your fatigue. This ancient Chinese herb will leave you feeling invigorated and full of energy.

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  • Licorice Root: This herbal supplement is one of the most widely used herbal supplements because it can help so many conditions. It will relieve your fatigue by increasing your cortisol levels. Read more about licorice root here.

  • Wild Yam: Using wild yam cream will help to calm you and reduce your stress level. And, another bonus of this cream, it will help to treat your hot flashes and moisturize your skin. Read more about wild yam cream here.

  • Lavender Aromatherapy: Soothe yourself by lighting a lavender-scented candle, or using lavender in your bath, your hand soap, or your shampoo. The scent will relax you, and your skin will be left moisturized.

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Lifestyle

  • Exercise: I know you're tired of hearing it, but it's true. Getting your daily exercise will help you in so many ways! Even just getting outside and walking for 20 minutes a day can help your outlook on life and help you to beat menopause fatigue.

  • Diet: Sugar. Flour. Coffee. They're yummy... but they could be making you sluggish. Try monitoring your diet and see if what you eat affects how you feel. You might consider switching to a high fiber diet plan.

  • Water: Drinking your 8-10 glasses a day will help you feel better.

  • Just Say No: We women seem to constantly over commit ourselves. It's easy for one project to turn into five projects and for our stress level to suddenly be through the roof. All of that stress will affect your fatigue.

    Try cutting back on the activities that you participate in. You are only one person, and you can only do so much! Say no to the next project that someone invites to to participate in.

  • Take a Mental Health Day: We all need them. Take a day off of work. Take a day off from paying the bills, cleaning the house, and cooking dinner.

    You don't have to spend money on a hotel, a fancy trip, or a day at the spa. (Although, all of those sound pretty nice!)

    Put on your comfy pajamas, light a candle, and curl up with a book or a favorite movie.

    Or, enjoy your cup of tea with a cozy blanket, a nice view, and some relaxing music.

    Even if you can't take the whole day to lounge around (It can be hard to relinquish all of your responsibilities for a whole day.), try sneaking 5 or 10 minutes of relaxing you-time somewhere into your day. It will make you feel better.


Causes

Your low energy level is most likely caused from a hormonal imbalance, a lack of sleep, your diet, family or work stress, or (probably) a combination of these factors.

And while menopause fatigue is a normal symptom of menopause, it could also be a symptom of depression, a thyroid problem, anxiety, or other issues. Talking with your doctor will help you discover exactly why you are feeling fatigued.


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