Nature on My Mind

Our mood is more connected to our environment than you may think.

Women and Insomnia

People of all ages and walks of life can suffer from insomnia. But women are especially sensitive to irregular sleeping habits because of the hormonal changes they experience during pregnancy and perimenopause.

Women are also more likely to suffer from depression, which is linked to sleeplessness.


In the old days, it was simple: Men hunted and women raised the kids. Then we moved out of caves, invented gender studies, and learned a thing or tow about genetics. Now nothing is clear cut. While social and biological analyses of gender offend some, they have freed others to finally feel comfortable in their own skin.


Hormones are silent drivers of behavior and personality; their molecular fingerprints are on everything from attraction to appetite. New parents are slammed with hormones, as is the rookie player on a sports team. And the endocrine system is so complex that the same chemical may behave radically differently from person to person.