Sleep Disturbance, Disorder
In women, complaints of poor sleep quality have a prevalence of 47%, mainly for sleep duration of less than 6 hours per night11. In Brazil, there is a high prevalence of sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia among women8. For postmenopausal women, the prevalence of insomnia complaints was between 61% and 83% when measured by a polysomnography exam (PSG)8. When sleep conditions are associated to other comorbidities such as mood disorders, pain, obesity and clinical diseases, the scenario becomes more critical and may increase the chances of worsening sleep problems12. Depression was associated with a 4 time increase in the frequency of complaints of poor sleep quality11. Obesity may also contribute to a high prevalence of respiratory problems during sleep, resulting in sleep fragmentation and insomnia13. In women, some of these sleep conditions may be explained by the presence of estrogenic receptors in brain areas related to sleep regulation14.
In a study published in the journal of the National Sleep Foundation in 2002, 20% of the women interviewed reported excessive sleepiness, fatigue or both, the younger ones being more prone to these complaints15.Even though hormonal oscillations may be a natural condition in the female physiology, during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and postmenopause there may be complaints of unpleasant sensations and even pain, such as dysmenorrhea16, nausea17,18 and vasomotor symptoms19 respectively. These conditions, in consequence, may disturb sleep and lead to reduced sleep.
If you have this disease, please follow your doctor's complete medical plan. You must consult the attending doctor before using the multidisciplinary rehabilitation plan. If your attending doctor does not recommend you to join the supplement conditioning combination, please do not use it. If you need to seek second consultation from other doctors, you can contact our online "Doctors Without Borders", or another professional doctor in your own city.