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Health Tip: Why Some Women Can't Sleep

-- Insomnia is more common in women than in men, the website says of the common sleep disorder.

According to the site, here's what may trigger more sleepless nights among women:

  • Hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms of perimenopause.
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy.
  • Physical changes during pregnancy, including discomfort and increased frequency of urination.
  • Depression and anxiety, which tend to be more common in women.
  • Physical conditions that tend to affect women, such as fibromyalgia and restless leg syndrome.
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Posted: June 2011