2. Hot Flashes
Hot flashes or flushes are one of the most common symptoms experienced by women going through menopause. These hot flashes can vary in duration and intensity and can occur at any time of day or night.
Often times, hot flashes occur during the night, which causes disturbances in sleep. This symptom is caused by the changes in hormones that are occuring in the body. Women may experience hot flashes for anywhere from two to fifteen years while their body is transitioning.
Staying hydrated and wearing breathable clothing while avoiding alcohol, spicy foods, and caffeine are all ways to lessen this symptom.