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Insomnia and Menopause: How To Deal With The Twin Terrors (VIDEO)

05/30/2012 02:36 pm ET

Katie Couric, like many midlife women, recently revealed that she has trouble sleeping on her Yahoo show "Katie's Take."

There are countless reasons for Couric and other women's fitful nights, but insomnia and menopause go hand-in-hand for some middle-aged women. New York based OB/GYN Rebecca C. Brightman, M.D. explains that unstable estrogen levels can disrupt sleep, causing insomnia in menopausal women.

Dr. Brightman reveals tips for easing insomnia and menopause, including her take on sleep aids and birth control pills. Need some relief from your menopause symptoms? Check out the above video.

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