Hormone Changes: The Star of Every Stage in Women's Sleep
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Because of the hormone changes that occur throughout their lives, women experience sleep problems that differ significantly from those experienced by men. Indeed, 75% to 84% of pregnant women don't sleep well during the third trimester, and up to 80% of women in menopause have symptoms that prevent them from getting a good night's rest. For those seeking to a precision medicine approach, the challenge is to identify the relationship between the different sex-related phenotypes and the sleep conditions.
@arghyadeep Reproductive hormones like estrogen and progesterone play a meaningful role in brain functions — not only those linked to the regulation of reproduction but also other physiological processes related to the regulation of circadian rhythms, cognitive performance, mood, and sleep. In addition, other hormones — for example, prolactin, growth hormone, cortisol, and melatonin — have sex-dependent effects on sleep