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I have noticed a pattern in my sleep cycles. On the first day of my period I have trouble getting to sleep then wake up at 2am wide awake. Why is this?

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Dr. Norman Cohen
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In brief: Hormones hurt sleep

The hormonal changes that drive the menstrual cycle have a number of secondary effects.
One of these is insomnia, which is more common in the second half of the menstrual cycle. This condition is usually treatable. Check with your physician for guidance. Here's an article that may be of help: http://www.Besthealthmag.Ca/get-healthy/girlfriends-guide/13-ways-to-beat-menstrual-insomnia.

In brief: Hormones hurt sleep

The hormonal changes that drive the menstrual cycle have a number of secondary effects.
One of these is insomnia, which is more common in the second half of the menstrual cycle. This condition is usually treatable. Check with your physician for guidance. Here's an article that may be of help: http://www.Besthealthmag.Ca/get-healthy/girlfriends-guide/13-ways-to-beat-menstrual-insomnia.
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