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How can hormonal changes affect a woman's sleep?

Hormonal changes throughout a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle, primarily fluctuations of estrogen and progesterone, can make falling asleep and staying asleep more difficult.

Menopause and peri-menopause bring their own set of hormone-related sleep challenges: insomnia is a common -- and often overlooked -- problem for women experiencing menopause.

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