Women whose sexual desire reduces during menopause are more likely to report disturbed sleep, symptoms of depression and night sweats, according to researchers at Group Health.
As far as we know this is the first time that disturbed sleep has been independently linked to a diminished sexual desire during (or after) menopause. The results of the research are based on the data from the ‘Herbal Alternatives for Treatment of Menopause Symptoms’ (HALT) study.
The study also showed that the Black Cohosh didn’t actually relieve or reduce menopausal flushes and night sweats. However, it is important to remember that the study only had 341 women taking part, aged between 45-55 and who suffered from hot flush and/or night sweats. Apparently 64% reported a lowered sexual response, 43% experienced poor sleep and 18% suffered from a major depression.
You can read more about this at: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-06/ghcc-lli053107.php