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Why do I have trouble sleeping before my period?

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Last Updated: 10/04/2016 at 7:58pm
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November 28th, 2015 5:28pm
because of your organism that make your body react didn't letting you sleep at night you need to be very well relaxed to sleep
November 29th, 2015 5:30pm
Lets first assure that happen to most of girls and there is no shame about it , being on period is kind of training of pregnancy and it's sonethibg you should proud of it , sometimes it cause pain its biological and physiologal proccess that may effect on your way of sleeping behaviour or you mood condition you can give yourself chance to get effected by it it's ok but don't ever give up for it and remind yourself alaways that it's temp small days and then everything gonna be alright after then
December 2nd, 2015 2:08pm
Because it hurts a lot and it feel uncomfortable causing you to not be able to sleep properly. Thank you.
December 2nd, 2015 10:22pm
You probably have trouble sleeping from the extra horomones in your body. They can make you feel different emotions ;ie. Sad, angry, irritable .. So you are probably feeling these and not being able to sleep. :)
December 3rd, 2015 5:07pm
Sometimes you just know that your period is coming. It's not a nice thing to think about because it can be really annoying. Maybe just the thought of being on your period makes it difficult to fall asleep.
December 6th, 2015 12:32am
It must be because of hormonal imbalance. Do you feel nervous? Try drinking lavender and ashwagandha tea and reading in bed if you like. It`s very therapeutic,stress reducing and natural. It also helps balance female hormones
December 6th, 2015 6:39pm
damn hormones !! try to make some herbal teas , that will help , and get away from stress and burning your nerves !!
January 20th, 2016 4:29pm
It all has to do with hormones. Most women/girls get affected with their behavior. Others get affected in other areas. Depending on your age you should definielty look into some melatonin pills/Gummi es or even Liquid Nyquil Z. These are non habit forming and can help a great deal during your insomnia nights. Make sure to read the direction labels clearly &&warnings.! :)
January 31st, 2016 3:12pm
Periods cause your hormones to go crazy. Your body goes through a lot during this time, and difficulty sleeping is sadly an unfortunate side effect of this hormonal imbalance. Nausea, mood swings, stomach cramps, back aches and headaches are also very common.
February 3rd, 2016 7:35pm
During your period and before a lot of crazy chemical things happen in your body. This can sometimes affect your mood, it can make you feel angry and irritated or even make it hard to fall asleep. It's all natural and you don't have to worry about it. Taking some time for yourself, chockolate and long showers can be helpful.
February 6th, 2016 8:51pm
Maybe that question we need a Doctor Answer, menstrual period makes certain hormones up or down their levels of body injection , breathe , eat healthy and take it with patience. If the problem persists , see a doctor.
February 12th, 2016 9:46am
Changes in hormone levels can affect your sleep cycle, making you more or less awake at different times when your body is at different stages in your cycle. Additionally, factors such as pre-menstrual cramping and emotional stress may make it more difficult to get to sleep, and may wake you up after you've managed it. Try having a soothing hot drink before you go to bed (ideally without sugar) and sleep in a room that's not too warm or too cold, as you're likely to feel temperature changes more acutely when you're on or near you period.
March 14th, 2016 10:40am
probably because your body is not to happy about not getting a baby, there are many reasons but always be aware there may be an underlining cause.