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Research progresses of sleep disorder in perimenopausal women

ZHENG Yan-wei, TAO Min-fang   

  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shanghai Sixth Peoples Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200233, China
  • Online:2016-07-28 Published:2016-08-31
  • Supported by:

    Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology Fundation, 15411950202


Sleep disorder is one of common symptoms in perimenopausal women with major manifestations of difficulty sleeping, frequently waking up at night, early morning waking up, and unable to fall asleep after waking up, which may be related to oestrogen level changes in this period and resulting in vasomotor symptoms and mood disorders. The incidence of sleep disorder related to menopause is greatly affected by race, genetic factors, environmental factors, chronic diseases, and medications, etc. The treatments of menopausal sleep disorder include general therapy and medications. The hormone replacement therapy has certain efficacy. This article reviews progresses of epidemiological studies, inducing factors, and intervention treatments of sleep disorder in perimenopausal women.

Key words: perimenopausal, sleep disorder, hormone replacement therapy