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Women experiencing menopause are likely experiencing insomnia as well. In fact, studies show that women usually begin to experience restless sleep as much as five to seven years before menopause hits.
While in the past it was believed that menopausal women had difficulty falling asleep at night because of night sweats, recent studies have found that you can have insomnia that this isn't necessarily so.
Some research says insomnia may actually be connected to the drop in the brain chemical serotonin that occurs when estrogen levels decline. Or it could simply occur due to the changes in hormones.