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For immediate release: 6 February 2012

Suffering from sleepless nights?

Do you find it difficult to get to sleep in the evening? Or do you have problems staying asleep all night long? Sleeping difficulties are common at the menopause – and if they are troublesome you should seek help.

In the Winter 2011/12 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, GP Dr Sally Hope looks at common causes of insomnia at the menopause (e.g. hot flushes, physical pain, depression) and how understanding the causes can help you to minimise the sleepless nights. She also discusses possible treatments (e.g. self-help measures, complementary therapies, supplements and herbs) and medical help (e.g. sleeping pills and counselling).

“Everyone has a different sleep pattern, so the nature of insomnia also varies from person to person,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. “Some women can manage on only a few hours’ sleep every night, while others find it difficult to cope and experience tiredness and a lack of concentration the following day. Dr Sally Hope has some useful suggestions for women to try.”

The Menopause Exchange is completely independent – it’s not sponsored by any companies and is funded purely by subscriptions from individuals and healthcare professionals. Other articles in the Winter 2011/12 issue include HRT myths and misconceptions, what men should know about the menopause and looking after your heart.

We have a special offer for new members.

Become a member of The Menopause Exchange before the end of April 2012 to receive our special offer. This includes two free back issues of The Menopause Exchange newsletter in addition to the usual membership entitlements. (Members of The Menopause Exchange receive four issues of the newsletter, regular fact sheets, use of the information service and access to the ‘Ask the Experts’ panel). Annual individual membership to The Menopause Exchange is £18.

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1. The Menopause Exchange was launched in June 1999.

2. The founder and director of The Menopause Exchange is Norma Goldman, a pharmacist with a Master’s degree in health promotion. She gives talks on the menopause to employees in the workplace and hospitals, women and women’s groups, healthcare professionals, GP practices, organisations, health clubs and at exhibitions. Her daughter, Victoria, the editor of the newsletter, is an experienced health journalist with a BSc. degree in Biomedical Science and a Master’s degree in Science Communication.

3. The aim of The Menopause Exchange is to raise the awareness of the menopause among women, healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses and pharmacists) and complementary practitioners.

4. Topics covered in previous issues of the newsletter include: the perimenopause; HRT questions you forgot to ask your doctor; easing flushes and sweats without HRT; treating vaginal dryness; menopausal symptoms you may not recognise; phytoestrogen and herb safety; menopause relief through your pharmacy; essential fatty acids; screening for women over 50 and premature menopause.

5. UK annual membership (4 issues of the newsletter, regular fact sheets, use of the information service and ‘Ask the Experts’ panel) costs £18 for individuals; £22 for local organisations; £40 for companies/national organisations; corporate (over 10 copies) and overseas memberships are available on request.

6. All press enquiries to Norma Goldman on 020 8420 7245

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