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.
Gender—or the different characteristics that begin to define a person as masculine or feminine—consists of several categories apart from the traditional binary ends of the male/female spectrum. It’s possible for someone to identify as transgender, for instance—with a gender identity that does not correspond to their biological sex—or cisgender, with a gender identity that does match up with their biological sex.
Hormones are a class of signaling molecules that exist in all multi-cell organisms and, in humans, include commonly-known examples like melatonin, testosterone, and cortisol. Hormones are silent drivers of our behavior and personality, and their molecular fingerprints are on everything from attraction to appetite.