Menopause May Influence Sleep Disorders

Published Online: Saturday, October 1, 2005

Women going through menopause may experience sleep disorders such as snoring and sleep apnea. A study conducted by the Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison looked at menopause and its potential as a risk factor for sleep-disordered breathing. The research involved 589 pre-, peri-, and postmenopausal women enrolled in the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study.

The results of the study showed that postmenopausal women encountered 3 times more sleep-disordered breathing events per hour of sleep, compared with premenopausal women. Based on the findings, the researchers concluded that the transition into menopause is significantly linked with a rise in the likelihood of having sleep-disordered breathing. The investigators recommended that menopausal women with complaints of snoring, daytime sleepiness, or unsatisfactory sleep ask their physician for an evaluation for sleep-disordered breathing.

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