Menopause and insomnia

Menopause and insomnia

A menopause woman’s sleep pattern changes throughout her life. Pregnancy, menarche, menopause, and menopausal time are considered transitional periods in the sleep/wake rhythm. These transitions present an increased risk for insomnia or problems initiating or maintaining sleep. Menopause is a natural process that causes the ovaries to stop making estrogen, which causes menopause symptoms. Although […]

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Central sleep apnea

Central sleep apnea

Central sleep apnea is one of the most common types of sleep disorders that is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. It can be caused by several factors, including damage to the respiratory control centers of the brain, conditions that limit the airway, obesity hypoventilation syndrome, neurogenic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple […]

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Most common sleep disorders

Most common sleep disorders

Sleep disorders occur in 50% of adults and children, with peak onset from age 20 to 35. They typically result from a variety of physiological, psychological, and environmental factors. The most common type of sleep disorder is insomnia, or difficulty sleeping. Another type of sleep disorder is narcolepsy, a condition that causes overwhelming daytime drowsiness. […]

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