HEALTH / WELL-BEING

Sleep Disturbance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease in Postmenopausal Veteran Women

Article

This article compares the prevalence and cardiometabolic health impact of sleep disturbance among postmenopausal Veteran and non-Veteran participants in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).

Abstract

Efforts to identify and treat sleep disturbances in postmenopausal women are needed and may positively contribute to the attenuation of cardiometabolic morbidity risk. Increased awareness of women Veterans’ vulnerability to postmenopausal insomnia + SDB may be particularly important for health care providers who treat this population.

Full Reference

Rissling, M. B., Gray, K. E., Ulmer, C. S., Martin, J. L., Zaslavsky, O., Gray, S. L., Hale, L., Zeitzer, J. M., Naughton, M., Woods, N. F., LaCroix, A., Calhoun, P. S., Stefanick, M., & Weitlauf, J. C. (2016). Sleep Disturbance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease in Postmenopausal Veteran Women. The Gerontologist, 56 Suppl 1(Suppl 1), S54–S66. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnv668