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How to Improve Sleep During Menopause with Isoflavones?

Struggling with menopause sleep? Learn how isoflavones might help you get the rest you need.
April 11, 2024

Ugh, menopause sleep problems are THE WORST! One minute you're freezing, then you're drenched in sweat, and then you're wide awake for no reason at all. If you're over-tossing and turning and want a natural solution, you might have heard about soy. Could its special plant compounds, called isoflavones, help get your sleep back on track? Let's investigate!

What are Isoflavones and How Might They Help?

  • Isoflavones are plant-based compounds found in soybeans and some other legumes. They're part of a group called phytoestrogens, meaning they can have a mild, estrogen-like effect on the body.
  • As estrogen levels decline during menopause, it doesn't just lead to hot flashes. Estrogen also plays a role in regulating our body temperature and sleep cycles. This is why those temperature swings and hormonal shifts can disrupt your rest.
  • The idea is that isoflavones might partially "top up" your estrogen, potentially reducing symptoms that interfere with sleep.

Are Isoflavones really that effective for Menopause?

  • It's important to be honest - studies on soy and menopause symptoms show mixed results. Some women find relief, especially with hot flashes and night sweats, while others don't see much impact.
  • The good news is that soy is generally safe and might offer other health benefits, so trying it out could be worthwhile.
  • One important factor: Our bodies process soy differently. Those who produce a substance called 'equol' seem to get more benefits from soy products. Many women in India have this natural advantage!

How to Get More Isoflavones?

  • Food First: Add soy-based dishes to your diet: tofu, edamame, soy milk, and miso are all good sources.
  • Supplements: If you're not a huge soy fan, a supplement like Elda Health's Menopause Balance+ provides a concentrated dose of isoflavones, along with other essential nutrients for menopause support.
  • It Might Take Time: Be patient. Soy products don't work like a sleeping pill. It might take weeks or even a couple of months to see if they make a difference for you.

Other Natural Sleep Tips

It's not just about soy! Think about your overall lifestyle:

  • Cooling Down: Keep your bedroom cool, use light blankets, and try breathable sleepwear.
  • Routine Matters: Aim for a consistent bedtime and wake-up time.
  • Winding Down: Relax in the hour before bed. Ditch screens and try reading or gentle stretches.
  • Mindfulness Matters: Stress can worsen sleep problems. Consider relaxation techniques or a short meditation before bed.
  • Talk to Your Doctor: They can rule out any underlying issues and suggest other sleep aids like magnesium or herbal teas. And don't forget about essential minerals! Calcium, magnesium, and others are vital for bone health, which is especially important during menopause. Supplements like Elda Health's Menopause Balance+ include these nutrients for comprehensive support.

Looking for a natural way to ease menopause symptoms and get the nutrients your body needs?

Elda Health's Menopause Balance+ is formulated with isoflavones, essential minerals, vitamins, and ginseng, designed specifically to support women during this transition.

Not sure if it's right for you? Feel free to reach out to us.


Getting better sleep during menopause is possible! While research on soy is ongoing, it could be helpful for some women in India. Combining isoflavones with other healthy sleep strategies gives you the best chance for restful nights.