Published: 3 March 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/tn2pv7dc4b.1
Camil Castelo-Branco, María Alejandra Belardo, Susana Pilnik, Gustavo Izbizky, Agustina Paula Starvaggi, Stella Valiensi


Sleep disorders are a frequent complaint among peri and postmenopausal women. Hormonal changes and vasomotor symptoms related to these periods contributes to poor sleep quality, which is associated with increased metabolic and cardiovascular risk, depression and global impairment of health status Objective: To assess sleep quality identifying the different sleep disorders (insomnia, hypersomnia, and breathing disturbances) observed in postmenopausal women and to assess the related factors Subjects & Methods: 195 postmenopausal women were included in a cross-sectional study that was carried out in a tertiary hospital in Buenos Aires (Argentina). Sociodemographic, gynecological and clinical characteristics of the subjects were recorded and data related to sleep were assessed with the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and the Oviedo Sleep Quality Questionnaire (COSS). Conclusion: Dissatisfaction with sleep is a common complaint during postmenopausal years and almost one in two women referred impaired sleep quality requiring in most cases medical attention.



Questionnaires, Menopause, Quality of Sleep