Sleep pattern in women with menstrual pain

Sleep pattern in women with menstrual pain

Author Araujo, P. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Hachul, H. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos-Silva, R. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bittencourt, L. R. A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tufik, S. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Andersen, M. L. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Background: Menstrual pain is a common problem in women of reproductive age and often interferes with the ability to work and with general well-being. Because painful conditions frequently affect sleep, we investigated the impact of this menstrual disorder on sleep patterns in adult women. Additionally, we examined whether medications used to alleviate menstrual pain promoted changes in sleep.Methods: According to their hormone profiles and menstrual histories, a total sample of 24 women (25-48 years old) who were experiencing their menstrual periods on the day of the polysomnogram (PSG) were included in the study. All of the participants answered questions regarding the presence of menstrual pain and use of medication.Results: Menstrual pain was reported by 66.6% of the women on the night of the PSG. No marked effects were observed on the sleep pattern of these subjects compared with women without menstrual pain. the use of medication did not promote significant changes in the sleep pattern. None of the women were taking oral contraceptives.Conclusions: the presence of menstrual pain or the use of medication to alleviate pain did not significantly alter sleep patterns. Thus, the results suggest that the presence of self-described menstrual pain does not affect sleep patterns in adult women. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords Sleep
Menstrual cycle
Language English
Sponsor Associacao Fundo de Incentivo a Pesquisa (AFIP)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Grant number FAPESP: 98/14303-3
FAPESP: 10/50130-0
Date 2011-12-01
Published in Sleep Medicine. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 12, n. 10, p. 1028-1030, 2011.
ISSN 1389-9457 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 1028-1030
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000299196000014

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