Menopause and Insomnia and their connection to circadian rhythms

Menopause can be a difficult period for women. One of the most common issues experienced during this time is insomnia due to decreasing estrogen and possibly melatonin levels. 

In addition, hot flashes can also disrupt sleep, making it even more challenging to get a good night’s rest. While these symptoms are usually temporary, women may continue to experience a decline in their melatonin levels. 

Melatonin secretion is inhibited by light, which has two different aspects: light/dark and dark/light transitions determine the phase of the circadian rhythm. But light at night exposure can directly and immediately suppress melatonin secretion and disrupt circadian rhythms.

This disruption in the circadian rhythm can lead to various health problems, such as sleep disorders, psychiatric disorders, heart disease, and certain cancers. Furthermore, it can also intensify inflammatory responses, making it essential to maintain a healthy circadian rhythm during menopause.

At KUMUX, we are committed to developing lighting systems that simulate natural sunlight to promote healthy lighting to improve the quality of life for people.