Effects of hormone therapy with estrogen and/or progesterone on sleep pattern in postmenopausal women

Effects of hormone therapy with estrogen and/or progesterone on sleep pattern in postmenopausal women

Author Hachul, Helena Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bittencourt, Lia R. A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Andersen, Monica L. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Haidar, Mauro Abi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Baracat, Edmund C. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tufik, Sergio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective: To investigate the effects of estrogen and progesterone on steep in postmenopausal women. Method: the 33 participants were randomly assigned to an estrogen or placebo group after undergoing clinical and hormonal assessments and a polysomnogram, and they underwent the same tests again after 12 weeks. Then, white still taking estrogen or placebo, they all received progesterone for another 12 weeks and underwent a final polysomnogram. Results: Estrogen plus progesterone was more effective than estrogen alone in decreasing the prevalence of periodic limb movement (PLM) (8.1% vs 2.8%), hot flashes (14.2% vs 0%), and bruxism (11.1% vs 0%) at night, or somnolence and attention difficulty during the day. the prevalences of breathing irregularities, arousal from steep, anxiety, and memory impairment were decreased in both groups following progesterone treatment. Conclusion: While not significantly affecting steep quality, hormone therapy decreased the prevalence of arousal in both groups and that of PLM in the group treated with estrogen plus progesterone. (c) 2008 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords Estrogen
Periodic limb movements
Language English
Sponsor Associacao Fundo de Incentivo a Psicofarmacologia (AFIP)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Sergio Tufik received Centro de Excelencia em Pesquisa
Inovacao e Difusao (CEPID)
Grant number Inovacao e Difusao (CEPID): 98/14303-3
Date 2008-12-01
Published in International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics. Clare: Elsevier B.V., v. 103, n. 3, p. 207-212, 2008.
ISSN 0020-7292 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 207-212
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijgo.2008.07.009
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000261920300011
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/31074

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