Hormones and Insomnia: How BHRT Can Help

lady awake on her pillow to illustrate hormones causing insomnia
August 15, 2022

Hormonal imbalance can wreak havoc on sleep, keeping you awake late into the night and then waking up sporadically until morning. Unfortunately, it’s something of a vicious cycle. That’s because your hormones can go awry because you don’t get enough sleep!

Women, in particular, are haunted by this cycle. Their hormone levels constantly change during their lifetime: during their menstrual cycle, during and after pregnancy, or around perimenopause.

You all know that hormones are special chemical messengers that tell your organs and systems what to do, how to do it, and when to do it.

However, if the levels of just one of the 50+ hormones in your body gets out of whack, not only will the organs it directly communicates with start to malfunction but so will other hormones.

Before you know it, you have a recipe for sleep problems, hot flashes, blood sugar imbalances, anxiety, low libido, memory problems, and much more.

If this is you, it could take more than just changes to your diet, exercise, and sleep hygiene habits to break free from the insomnia vicious cycle that’s spoiling your life.

chart depicting the vicious circle of hormones and insomnia

BHRT Can Help Restore Balance

I’ve found that one of the most effective ways to take back control of your sleep and hormone balance is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), especially during perimenopause.

That’s because BHRT can manage and rebalance certain hormones like testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, and insulin.

Don’t be worried by stories you’ve heard about hormone replacement therapy. Long gone are the days of synthetic hormones. Today, we have a natural alternative that comes in the form of bioidentical hormones.

Bioidentical hormones are plant-based hormones that nearly mimic those in the human body. When administered regularly, they can increase the levels of the low hormone back to an optimal level. And as the hormones come back into balance, the rest of the body responds in kind, and your symptoms diminish and can even go away altogether.

Research has consistently shown that hormone replacement therapy decreases vasomotor symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and rapid heartbeat. These symptoms are one of the leading causes of insomnia in perimenopausal women.

BHRT also helps reduce other perimenopausal symptoms and the risk of many diseases. I’m happy to talk about all these BHRT benefits at your appointment.

My BHRT Method

There’s more than one approach to HRT and BHRT. I’ve been trained under the EvexiPEL method, which takes a personal approach to prescribing and administering BHRT. Whenever suitable, I prescribe BHRT pellet therapy to patients. Pellets only have to be inserted once every 4-6 months. During that time, they consistently release the dose of hormones your body needs, when your body needs it.

Are you looking to optimize your hormones and get a good night’s sleep?

If you’re dealing with the vicious cycle of insomnia and hormones, BHRT may be the solution you’ve been looking for. But rest assured, if you can’t undergo hormone replacement therapy, please do make an appointment, and we’ll talk about other options that may help decrease the vasomotor symptoms causing your sleepless nights.

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