In a survey of 622 menopausal females, the great majority indicated that symptoms related to menopause were causing problems in their daily lives.

The top three menopausal symptoms were hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia, experienced by 84 percent, 77 percent, and 72 percent of women, respectively. Fifty-two percent of women experiencing both night sweats and insomnia felt that menopause was worse then expected.
The findings come from the second annual Menopause at Work survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, involving members of the National Association of Female Executives.

The members of National Association of Female Executives found that hot flashes and night sweats are experienced most frequently and that menopause-related sleep insomnia is most bothersome.

Eighty-eight percent of women with menopause-related insomnia said they often felt tired at work, 62 percent said they were irritable, and 44 percent felt they were not performing at the top of their game. It is not surprising women experiencing night sweats are losing sleep, but it is interesting to see how much sleep is being lost -- three or more hours per night -- and what impact it has on -related insomnia adversely affects their romantic lives as well," he added. women during the day -- fatigue, irritability, decreased performance at work.

Women need to know that there are therapies available to lessen the symptoms of menopause and "each and every woman deserves individualized attention and an approach to treating symptoms that is tailored just for them.