Yoga Instead of Hormone Therapy for Insomnia During Menopause

yogaHormone therapy is the only FDA approved treatment for night sweats and hot flashes, and less women are choosing hormone therapy nowadays. A lot of women go on hormone therapy mainly because they need to sleep. That’s why Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health (MsFLASH ) sought to evaluate if 3 more natural approaches, such as exercise, yoga, or fish oil, may be able to help ease the symptoms of menopause.

According to the study, participating in a yoga class for 12 weeks and practicing yoga at home was associated with less insomnia during menopause. The association between yoga and improved sleep was the only significant result in this randomized controlled study

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