Prevalence of sleep disturbance among post-menopausal women

International Journal of Development Research

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Research Article

Prevalence of sleep disturbance among post-menopausal women

Abarajitha, A. and Hephzibah Kirubamani, N.


Sleep disturbance is one of the sign and symptom encountered in postmenopausal women. It affects the quality of life and may lead to depression in some women. A prospective study conducted on 195 post-menopausal women who attend the Saveetha medical hospital OPD during April 2017 to June 2017, to identify sleep disturbance among them. Post-menopausal women were interviewed with the questions from the validated questionnaire after getting consent from them. The questionnaire includes demographic details of the participants, pattern of sleep disturbance, effects of sleep disturbance and their willingness for treatment. The prevalence of sleep disturbance was 68%.Waking up in middle of the sleep (maintenance insomnia) was complained by 34% and 32% has difficulty in initiating sleep. Almost in 53% of women the quality of life was affected. 50% of women are interested in taking treatment for sleep disturbance. Insomnia is common in post-menopausal women with significant effect in quality of life. There is need for it to be investigated and treated promptly.

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