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Yoga may relieve postmenopausal insomnia

I've extolled the benefits of yoga more than once.

I've also reported on the link between insomnia and menopause.

Now a small study published in the journal Menopause has found that yoga can be particularly helpful for postmenopausal insomniacs.

44 postmenopausal women who were not undergoing hormone replacement therapy were involved in the study. After four months, each woman was asked to complete a questionnaire that rated their sleep quality from 0-28, with 28 being severe insomnia.

Women who practiced yoga for the previous four months had an average score of 12.4. Women without a yoga regimen had an average score of 19.9.

If you're still not convinced, it's worth mentioning that the study didn't find any clear differences in results for women who simply stretched instead of practicing yoga.

If you've tried yoga but it didn't work, you may want to read my post about valerian for menopausal women or even consider increasing your intake of soy.

Another natural product I recommend for insomnia related to menopause is MellowPause - a 100% safe, non-addictive natural herbal formula that helps to maintain healthy sleep patterns.

Source: Menopause

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Last updated: January 9, 2014

This Article Was Written By

Martin Reed

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