Progesterone deficiency will cause insomnia and superficial sleep, resulting in repeated awakenings, anxiety, and mood swings. This is why post menopausal women frequently have superficial sleep and anxiety disorders.
Progesterone therapy treatment resulting in adequate levels will many times, resolve these issues. Almost every cell in the human body has progesterone receptors, yet after a hysterectomy, women are usually NOT prescribed progesterone so sleep and anxiety disorders frequently follow. Progesterone is a calming hormone.
Taking cholesterol lowering meds and/or menopause can have an impact on lowering progesterone levels. Therapy can be taken orally at night to aid in sleep or by gels/creams. Anti Aging and Functional Medicine of Raleigh provides testing.