Sleep in Postmenopausal Women

Sleep in Postmenopausal Women

Author Garcia Vigeta, Sonia Maria Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Hachul, Helena Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Oliveira, Eleonora Menicucci de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The aim of this study was to identify factors that most influence the perception of sleep quality in postmenopausal women. We used the methodological strategy of the Collective Subject Discourse (CSD), which is based on a theoretical framework of social representations theory. We obtained the data by interviewing 22 postmenopausal Brazilian women who were experiencing insomnia. the women gave accounts of their difficulties with sleep; a variety of dimensions were identified within the data. the onset of sleep disorders might have occurred during childhood or in situations considered to be stressful, and were not necessarily associated with menopause. We found that hormonal alterations occurring during menopause, psychosocial factors, and sleep-breathing disorders triggered occasional sleep disturbances during this time of life. Participants were aware of the consequences of sleep deprivation. in addition, inadequate sleep hygiene habits figured prominently as determinants in the persistence of sleep disturbances.
Keywords aging
sleep / sleep disorders
women's health
Language English
Date 2012-04-01
Published in Qualitative Health Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications Inc, v. 22, n. 4, p. 466-475, 2012.
ISSN 1049-7323 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Sage Publications Inc
Extent 466-475
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000300928800004

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