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S2/E103 Sleep Issues in Menopause (and what to do!) with Dr. Woganee Filate

My guest today is Respirologist and Sleep Medicine Physician, Dr. Woganee Filate. Dr. Filate addresses some of the common challenges with sleep for women going through the menopause transition as well as the health consequences of poor sleep. She also offers practical strategies to help you improve your sleep starting tonight – because every night is a “fresh opportunity”.


Topics covered in today’s episode:

  • Why is sleep so important?
  • What is the recommended number of hours of sleep? What about sleep quality?
  • Health consequences of poor sleep
  • Common sleep complaints in the menopause transition
  • Role of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
  • Components to set yourself up for a good night’s sleep


Dr. Filate completed her medical degree, Internal Medicine and Adult Respirology residency training at the University of Toronto. During this time, she was Chief Medical Resident at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Health Network. She completed additional training in Sleep Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


She also holds a Master’s degree in Community Health and Epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health in Toronto.


Dr. Filate has been practicing community-based respirology and sleep medicine for over 11 years. She has published more than 20 medical publications and was co-author of a clinical textbook for medical students.


Her recent interests include educating patients on the changes in sleep during the menopause transition and what can be done to optimize sleep during this key life stage.


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