Menstrual Cycle Effects on Sleep.

@article{Baker2018MenstrualCE,
  title={Menstrual Cycle Effects on Sleep.},
  author={Fiona C. Baker and Kathryn A. Lee},
  journal={Sleep medicine clinics},
  year={2018},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          283-294
        }
}
Menstrual cycle effects on sleep
  • P. Gupta
  • Biology, Medicine
    Clinical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2022
TLDR
There is an inverse relationship between estrogen and the hormone melatonin which aids sleep, and because of this menstruating women will have sleep disorders.
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