By Christine Louise Hohlbaum
Verified by Psychology Today
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.
In the old days, it seemed simple: Men hunted and women bore and raised kids. Then we moved out of caves, invented gender studies, and learned a thing or two 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.