It a sad fact of life that getting older makes getting quality sleep more difficult particularly for women.
It is 100% more difficult for women entering menopause to obtain quality sleep, than it is for men of similar age.
For many women this is one of the major negative impacts of menopause as it causes all the problems associated with poor sleep ( negative mood, irritability, lack of patience, difficulty in concentrating etc),
Menopause causes changes in a womens hormones, which can cause changes in body temperature with hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety, depression and a range of other physical impacts and these cause sleeplessness and poor quality sleep.
There are major changes that can be made in sleep routine, sleep environment and the blog on these changes provides further details.