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Poor sleep in middle-aged women is not associated with menopause per se

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Title
Poor sleep in middle-aged women is not associated with menopause per se
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Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, January 2016
DOI 10.1590/1414-431x20154718
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M.F. Tao, D.M. Sun, H.F. Shao, C.B. Li, Y.C. Teng

Abstract

Whether sleep problems of menopausal women are associated with vasomotor symptoms and/or changes in estrogen levels associated with menopause or age-related changes in sleep architecture is unclear. This study aimed to determine if poor sleep in middle-aged women is correlated with menopause. This study recruited women seeking care for the first time at the menopause outpatient department of our hospital. Inclusion criteria were an age ≥40 years, not taking any medications for menopausal symptoms, and no sleeping problems or depression. Patients were assessed with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), modified Kupperman Index (KI), and Menopause Rating Scale (MRS). A PSQI score of <7 indicated no sleep disorder and ≥7 indicated a sleep disorder. Blood specimens were analyzed for follicle-stimulating hormone and estradiol levels. A total of 244 women were included in the study; 103 (42.2%) were identified as having a sleep disorder and 141 as not having one. In addition, 156 (64%) women were postmenopausal and 88 (36%) were not menopausal. Follicle-stimulating hormone and estradiol levels were similar between the groups. Patients with a sleep disorder had a significantly higher total modified KI score and total MRS score (both, P<0.001) compared with those without a sleep disorder. Correlations of the PSQI total score with the KI and MRS were similar in menopausal and non-menopausal women. These results do not support that menopause per se specifically contributes to sleep problems.

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Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 67 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 16 24%
Student > Master 10 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 12%
Researcher 7 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Other 13 19%
Unknown 8 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 21%
Psychology 14 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Other 12 18%
Unknown 13 19%