Available for Interviews:
Dr. Karyn Eilber, Dr. Jennifer Anger, Dr. Victoria Scott
Interview one or all of the “Down There Doctors.” Dr. Eilber, Dr. Anger, and Dr. Scott are a team of urogynecologists and a powerful resource for all things people are generally hesitant to discuss. They are also the authors of the newly released book, A Woman’s Guide to Her Pelvic Floor: What the F*@# Is Going on Down There?
What the Doctors Can Say about
Menopausal Women & Sleep:
1. Difficulty sleeping (insomnia) is one of the most common issues experienced by women during perimenopause and menopause.
2. The prevalence of sleep disorders for women during perimenopause and menopause is up to 47%.
3. Insomnia itself can be the primary sleep disorder, or it may be due to the following symptoms:
- Hot flashes, particularly night sweats, can make it very hard to sleep at night.
- Depression and anxiety can make sleep more difficult, and lack of sleep can, in turn, make depression worse.
- Sleep apnea (when breathing suddenly stops and then starts again during your sleep) is two to three times more common in postmenopausal women than in premenopausal women. It often goes undiagnosed in women because they attribute fatigue to menopause itself.
- Restless leg syndrome can contribute to sleep issues.
4. Not getting enough sleep can cause forgetfulness and irritability. There is some research that it may also trigger hot flashes and worsen anxiety and depression.
5. How to sleep better during this time:
- Get regular exercise.
- Hormone replacement therapy or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can also help improve sleep quality. There is not much evidence with the supplement melatonin.
- Develop a bedtime routine and schedule with calming activities such as reading, bathing, or listening to soothing music. Try to avoid television, computers, and phones because the light from these devices may make it difficult to fall asleep.
- Keep your bedroom cool, comfortable, and quiet. Don’t do work in your bed!
- Stay away from big meals, caffeine, and alcohol in the evenings.
- Avoid naps in the late afternoon and evening.l
- Melatonin and sleep medications can help, but should not be relied upon long-term to help you sleep.
Dr. Eilber, Dr. Anger, and Dr. Scott are the “Down There Doctors,” a team of urogynecologists and a powerful resource for all things people are generally hesitant to talk about. They are also the authors of the newly released book, A Woman’s Guide to Her Pelvic Floor: Watt the F*@# Is Going on Down There?
They are urogynecologists committed to improving women’s lives by providing education and treatment for pelvic health problems. They are moms, wives, wellness experts, and surgeons who are passionate about using evidence-based medicine, holistic approaches, and our combined 50 years of experience to motivate and empower women with knowledge and control over what is going on down there!
The Down There Doctors wrote this book because they felt it was long overdue and women shouldn’t have to figure out many difficult things independently.
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