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Woodward, S. and Freedman, R.R. (1994) The Thermoregulatory Effects of Menopausal Hot Flashes on Sleep. Sleep, 17, 497-501.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Sleep Disorders in Menopause: Review of the Literature and Occurrence through Menopausal Stages

    AUTHORS: Maria Elena Pessa, Francesco Janes, Gian Luigi Gigli, Mariarosaria Valente

    KEYWORDS: Menopause, Sleep Disorders, Menopausal Stages, Restless Legs Syndrome, Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

    JOURNAL NAME: Health, Vol.11 No.5, May 16, 2019

    ABSTRACT: We here review principal literature data about sleep disorders in menopause and we compared it with data obtained from a systematical screening of a sample of 161 menopausal women through questionnaires and clinical evaluation. Our data reveal high occurrence of sleep disorders in this group of women if compared to literature data about general population, in the absence of statistically significant differences among the three menopausal stages: we find only a trend toward a higher risk of OSAS (Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome) in PM versus early PM and MT. However, none of women in our survey underwent PSG (polysomnography), essential to confirm the diagnosis of OSAS and none was diagnosed with RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) (prior to our survey) by the Gynecologist or General Pratictioner: these data reveal the issue of too low attention towards sleep disorders in this contest. Generic “sleep complaints” are clearly associated with depressed mood and worse-quality life along the menopausal process. In our sample, a non-specific definition of insomnia shows a peculiar relationship with a mood disorder: it is only variable not associated with higher BDI and KI scores, in fact. This might suggest that the conditions linked to depression of these women could be more specific sleep disturbances, such as RLS and OSAS.