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capecindy posted:
My insomnia began concurrent with hormonal shifts at midlife.
I wonder if anyone else has experienced that? My information indicates that the hippocampus in the deep midbrain is the control center for sleep/awake, anxiety, heat/cold. Doesn't it make sense that at menopause with the hormonal shifts, there is a "short circuit" in this area of the brain and when we want to go to sleep, the wrong switch gets flipped and instead of falling asleep we become anxious or hot?
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Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello Capecindy!

You're right the Sleep Problems and Menopause can go together. If you're concerned about what you've been experiencing, I'd encourage you to discuss this with your doctor.

You may also want to check out our Menopause Community if you haven't already. It's a great place for additional support.

Byroney
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