Sleep Disorders in Women: From Menarche Through Pregnancy to by Hrayr P. Attarian

By Hrayr P. Attarian

This multidisciplinary evaluation of all facets of sleep issues in ladies at various levels of existence emphasizes the original influence that every reproductive and endocrine degree has on either common sleep and sleep issues. The authors percentage their professional wisdom and adventure in treating insomnia, over the top daylight hours sleepiness, stressed leg syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea in adolescent, premenopausal, pregnant, and menopausal sufferers. as well as summarizing the newest, state-of-the-art learn in a succinct and clinically appropriate demeanour, the authors additionally aid physicians realize the symptom styles of sleep issues of their lady sufferers and supply counsel on diagnosing and treating them briskly.

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OSA is increased in both prevalence and severity in postmenopausal women (31). This may result from changes in fat distribution and the presence of a smaller and stiffer pharynx (33). Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may improve sleep efficiency and OSA symptoms (34). Insomnia, however, may become conditioned and persist despite HRT (34). Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors such as venlafaxine and anticonvulsants like gabapentin may be helpful in reducing hot flashes (35). RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME/PERIODIC LIMB MOVEMENT DISORDER During perimenopause and menopause, as with pregnancy and PMS, hormonal changes affect sleeping patterns and may lead to sleep disorders.

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