Insomnia, restless or sleepless nights: may result from fluctuating hormone levels accompanying perimenopause and menopause.
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Female sex hormones & sleep ~               Sleep trouble? Female sex hormones may be affecting your sleep.

If you are experiencing difficulties sleeping, you may well be suffering from imbalances of your female sex hormones.
There is a very clear correlation between  perimenopause, menopause, and sleep disturbances. 

Progesterone is an important female sex hormone that can raise your body temperature and help induce sleep. Researchers have linked low levels of progesterone (consistent with perimenopause & menopause) with a longer time period between Stage One sleep and REM sleep, causing a drop in the time spent in a deep restful sleep. Pro Gest natural progesterone cream is a natural cream developed by Emerita to help raise progesterone levels naturally.   It is applied to a "soft skin" area of your body, such as your wrist, chest or the inside of your arm. ProGest

Emotional and physiological changes
can affect sleep patterns, increasing stress levels and causing fatigue, exhaustion & possibly depression.   Restful sleep is an integral component to good health. 
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Estrogen deficiency may cause shortages of important brain neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, which may then trigger insomnia.  To test this assumption, researchers tracked a group of menopausal women with chronic sleep problems after supplemental treatment with estradiol, the body's primary estrogen. They found that over 70% of the women reported sleeping well after treatment. And all the women noticed an improvement in symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, which often disrupt sleep during perimenopause and menopause.
FemaleCheck by BodyBalance measures levels of estradiol, progesterone & testosterone by the Saliva Test method.  With this information, you and your health care provider can determine the best course of action for improving your well being.


Melatonin is a hormone, whose primary contribution to your body is twofold: providing the ability to enjoy quality sleep and regulating your circadian rhythm (the 24-hour cycle of sleeping and waking our body experiences based on the patterns of light and dark).  Normal melatonin levels are highest during the night, when you're sleeping, because there is less light. Exposure to light decreases melatonin secretion, explaining why you are not as sleepy during the day.  Without proper melatonin secretion, your circadian rhythm is off-balance, affecting your night's sleep. 
Melatonin also plays a role in cardiovascular function, female reproductive hormones, and as an antioxidant.

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SleepCheck by BodyBalance measures the level of melatonin in your system. With this information, you and your health care provider can determine the best course of action for improving your well being.


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