Global prevalence of sleep disorders during menopause: a meta-analysis

Nader Salari, Razie Hasheminezhad, Amin Hosseinian Far, Shabnam Rasoulpoor, Marjan Assefi, Sohila Nankali, Anisodowleh Nankali, Masoud Mohammadi

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BackgroundSleep disorders are conditions that have long-term effects on health, quality of sexual function, productivity at work, and overall quality of life. Considering that reports on menopausal sleep disorders are heterogeneous, the aim of this research was to determine the global prevalence of sleep disorders during menopause by meta-analysis.MethodsPubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, WoS, ScienceDirect, and Embase databases were checked with suitable keywords. All screening stages of articles were reviewed based on PRISMA and their quality was determined based on STROBE. Data analysis, examination of heterogeneity, and publication bias of factors affecting heterogeneity were performed in CMA software.ResultsThe overall prevalence of sleep disorders among postmenopausal women was 51.6% (95% CI: 44.6–58.5%). The upper prevalence of sleep disorders was among postmenopausal women at 54.7% (95% CI: 47.2–62.1%). The upper prevalence of sleep disorders in the same population category was related to restless legs syndrome with a prevalence of 63.8% (95% CI: 10.6–96.3%).ConclusionIn this meta-analysis, sleep disorders during menopause were found to be common and significant. Therefore, it is recommended that health policymakers offer pertinent interventions in relation to the health and hygiene of sleep for women in menopause.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1883–1897
Number of pages27
JournalSleep and Breathing
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2023


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