Yoga May Not Help Hot Flashes in Menopause

Yoga in Menopause May Help Insomnia — But Not Hot Flashes

 

Taking a 12-week yoga class and practicing at home was linked to less insomnia — but not to fewer or less bothersome hot flashes or night sweats. The link between yoga and better sleep was the only statistically significant finding in this MsFLASH (Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health) Network randomized controlled trial. Exercise seemed linked to slightly improved sleep and less insomnia and depression, and yoga also was linked to better sleep quality and less depression — but these effects were not statistically significant. The omega-3 supplement was not linked to any improvement in hot flashes, night sweats, sleep, or mood.

 

Read more here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130927183207.htm

 

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