In Traditional Chinese Medicine the view of menopause is the decline of the Qi, the invisible force, the life energy. We have two Qi types: the inherited one from our parents, and the one received at birth from our first contact with air through the lungs, and also from food.
Women going through menopause often experience insomnia. I have personally experienced a terrible change in my sleeping patterns. As a result, we often suffer depression, change of moods, chronic fatigue and food disorders.