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 Rawlings Chiropractic
Dr. Lance Rawlings
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Insomnia

Could it be Hormone Imbalance Causing
SLEEPLESS NIGHTS?

There are millions of pre or post menopausal women who ask if they are insomniacs. Many are taking sleeping pills that were not designed to be used for weeks and months.

Could waning estrogen and melatonin or progesterone be the really cause? Or could your estrogen be an excitotoxin?

Sleeplessness is both a cause and effect. Basically, hormone imbalance resulting from perimenopause, menopause, adrenal fatigue or any of its other symptoms, may cause sleeplessness; which in turn worsens the hormone imbalance. Sleeplessness also has many other non-hormone related causes. These hormonal and non-hormonal causes of insomnia include:

Chronic stress
Night sweats
Adrenal fatigue
Anxiety
Dietary habits

Estrogen is a sleep-maintaining hormone. It is common to have an estrogen deficiency in perimenopause and menopause and when your body is not producing enough estrogen; your ability to get a full night’s sleep suffers as a result. A lack of testosterone is also an issue for women. Diminished testosterone is linked with snoring and sleep apnea (a repetitive interruption of breath during sleep).

Relief from insomnia and balanced hormones provides several benefits. Sound sleep grants a reduced risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and depression. A lack of sleep causes lower productivity and a greater risk of injury in everyday tasks, like driving. So, women who get a better night’s sleep are likely to feel better, be more productive and be more aware of their surroundings.

For relief and wellness, call us today. We will make a proper diagnosis and provide you with treatment options for your specific condition.

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