A woman's sleep patterns can be significantly influenced by various stages in her life. Hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle can also affect sleep quality. During pregnancy, discomfort, hormonal changes, and increased bathroom trips may disrupt sleep. Postpartum, caring for a newborn can lead to fragmented and reduced sleep. Menopause often brings about hormonal fluctuations that can contribute to hot flashes and night sweats, disrupting sleep continuity. Additionally, older women may face age-related sleep changes, including difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.
Proper sleep hygiene, hormone management, stress and workload management, and lifestyle adjustments can help mitigate sleep disturbances during these stages and support overall well-being.