Nightmares a side effect of menopause?

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Question from Eagles: Are nightmares a common side effect of menopause?
Answers - Mindy Goldman, M.D. I am not aware of nightmares being a typical sign of menopause; however, many women notice sleep disruption and may not be able to enter into the deep REM phases of sleep. It may be possible that with disrupted sleep cycles, that normal dreaming doesn't occur. Women may experience nightmares, however, I'm not aware of research that's been done in this area.

On Wednesday, August 20, 2008, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Managing Menopausal Symptoms. Charles Loprinzi, M.D. and Mindy Goldman, M.D. answered your questions about how you can manage menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and more.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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