Menopausal women frequently have trouble sleeping, and typically hormone therapy has been prescribed to deal with the problem. In recent years, however, women have become less likely to choose hormone therapy, looking instead for more natural alternatives. A study, Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health (MsFLASH ), was undertaken to measure the effectiveness of exercise, yoga, and fish oil in lessening insomnia accompanied by night sweats and hot flashes. Of the three possibilities studied, yoga seemed to hold the most promise. Women who practiced yoga in a class and at home for 12 weeks found themselves less troubled with insomnia. While moderate aerobic exercise led to slightly lessened insomnia, the fish oil supplement was found not to be effective.
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Yoga Instead Of Hormone Therapy For Insomnia During Menopause