Sleep During Perimenopause

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Women in perimenopause and beyond the final menstrual period are prone to insomnia, often clustered with vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes/sweats) and depressed mood. Evidence is weak for sole or predominant effects of reproductive hormones, pointing to the need for the pursuit of other propensities. Female reproductive aging, identified by hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian hormone changes, can be seen over and above biological age and some other factors to convey vulnerability for sleep-related breathing disorders and restless legs syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sleep
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123786111
ISBN (Print)9780123786104
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Depressed mood
  • Hot flashes
  • Hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian hormones
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause
  • Midlife women
  • Perimenopause
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep-related breathing disorder
  • Vasomotor symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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