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Sleep During Menopausal Transition: A 10-year Follow-Up

List of Authors: Kalleinen N, Aittokallio J, Lampio L, Kaisti M, Polo-Kantola P, Polo O, Heinonen OJ, Saaresranta T

Publisher: American Sleep Disorders Association and Sleep Research Society

Publication year: 2020

Journal: Sleep

Journal name in source: Sleep

Journal acronym: Sleep

ISSN: 0161-8105

eISSN: 1550-9109



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Study Objectives
A 10-year observational follow-up study to evaluate the changes in sleep architecture during the menopausal transition.
Fifty-seven premenopausal women (mean age 46 years, SD 0.9) were studied at baseline and after a 10-year follow-up. At both time points, polysomnography (PSG) was performed, and the serum follicle-stimulating hormone (S-FSH) concentration was measured. Linear regression models were used to study the effects of aging and menopause (assessed as change in S-FSH) on sleep.
After controlling for body mass index, vasomotor, and depressive symptoms, higher S-FSH level was associated with longer sleep latency (B 0.45, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.07 to 0.83). Aging of 10 years was associated with shorter sleep latency (B −46.8, 95% CI: −77.2 to −16.4), shorter latency to stage 2 sleep (B −50.6, 95% CI: −85.3 to −15.9), decreased stage 2 sleep (B −12.4, 95% CI: −21.4 to −3.4), and increased slow-wave sleep (B 12.8, 95% CI: 2.32 to 23.3) after controlling for confounding factors.
This study suggests that PSG measured sleep of middle-aged women does not worsen over a 10-year time span due to the menopausal transition. The observed changes seem to be rather age- than menopause-dependent.

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