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).
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.
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