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Period question - sleep-related

Do you have trouble sleeping when your period is coming or when you're on your period? Do you know why this happens and what do you do to try and get over it?
Please help, I can't sleep...

Wed. Aug 23, 1:35am

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Off the top of my head, I know that one's body temperature rises a degree or two when Aunt Flo comes to visit. It makes a lot of people feel colder than usual (sort of like a fever can make you feel chilled) and feeling cold can make it hard to sleep.

Personally, my cramps always wake me up. But I'm guessing that's not what you're asking about.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 7:10 AM

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How timely! My period's coming in a few days and I've had trouble sleeping- but it's the first time I've noticed. I think I normally take a soaking bath right before bed around that time, and I usually sleep like a baby. Try bath salts with chamomile, and some sleepytime tea with honey. Both of them are really comforting.
Good luck to both of us tonight! :)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 8:23 AM

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I get this problem with sleeping too.
I just take a very hot shower, use nice rlaxing lotion ( Warm vanilla ) and go to bed with the A/C on.
good sleeping!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 10:30 AM

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I absolutely find it harder to sleep right before my period. I don't know what the cause is, although I'm sure you could find it in a search. I also (not to be gross) find my bowels a bit looser right before my period(tipped uterus), and of course all the other unpleasant symptoms like snappiness. None of this was a problem when I was younger and on the pill or pregnant for so many years. Now that I'm 39 I feel like a teenager again when PAT comes to town. (my daugher calls it Pat, code for Pads and Tampons!)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 10:32 AM

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A restful night sleep is hard for me when the flow is coming to town. It's from the spike in estrogen. I also find it hard to sleep because my lower back hurts, like clockwork, it aches in the middle of the night and finding a comfortable position is impossible. What's worse is my mom tells me that menopause is like this all the time. Ughhhh!
Isn’t being a woman fun?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 10:45 AM

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