Association Between Obesity and Sleep Disorders in Postmenopausal Women

Maria Fernanda Naufel, MSc; Cristina Frange, MSc; Monica Levy Andersen, PhD; Manoel João Batista Castello Girão, MD, PhD; Sergio Tufik, MD, PhD; Eliane Beraldi Ribeiro, PhD; Helena Hachul, MD, PhD


Menopause. 2018;25(2):139-144. 

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In conclusion, high BMI and abdominal obesity are sources of sleep disturbances in postmenopausal women, decreasing deep sleep and sleep efficiency while increasing the risk of OSA. It is, therefore, important to closely monitor weight gain and avoid obesity, especially after menopause, given the high prevalence of obesity-related complications that include sleep disorders in postmenopausal women.