Although 75 percent of all women experience hot flashes during menopause, other women do not. You may, however, suffer from insomnia caused by the same vasomotor symptoms that cause hot flashes. In fact, if changes in your menstrual cycle are occurring along with sleep problems, these may be signs of approaching menopause.
Are palpitations a common symptom of menopause? What can be done about them?
That out-of-sync sensation you experience, as if your heart is beating too fast, may be the result of palpitations. These rapid and distinct heartbeats are vasomotor phenomena that are a fairly common symptom of menopause, but they also can be caused by many other factors such as too much caffeine or nicotine. More important, they can be a signal of heart disease, so discuss any palpitations with your physician.