by EBSCO Medical Review Board

Lifestyle changes can help a woman manage menopause symptoms. These include eating a healthful diet and exercising regularly.

Hot flashes and night sweats can be managed by:

  • Sleeping in a cool room
  • Dressing in layers
  • Having a cool drink at the beginning of a hot flash

Problems sleeping can be managed by:

  • Keeping a regular bedtime schedule and not taking naps during the day
  • Avoiding too much caffeine


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