2. Night Sweats
Another common symptom of menopause is night sweats. These occur while a woman is sleeping and are described as a severe hot flash that is accompanied by intense sweating. Night sweats are not classified as a sleep disorder, but rather as a perspiration disorder that happens to menopausal women.
Nighttime sweating may be very mild to extremely intense and is caused by a combination of hormonal imbalances and environmental factors such as a sleeping environment that is too warm. Many women experience night sweats that are intense enough to wake them up, which can cause irritability as their sleep pattern is disrupted.