According to latest study, it is revealed that surgical menopause leads to increase in risk of insomnia in women compared to natural menopause.
Surgical menopause is mostly accompanied by psychological and physical difficulties. When the sleep problems are already there, the increased severity of menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats leads to disruption of sleep in women
The study was published in the journal of the North American Menopause Society. A study was conducted to investigate sleep-interfering behavior in postmenopausal women.
A new study was conducted which is the one of the first to compare sleep-interfering behaviours depending on the type of menopause wither natural or surgical.
For the study, more than 500 post menopausal women answered to the questions of the questionnaire. Women of surgical menopause group reported significant worse sleep quality, mainly for sleep duration and habitual sleep efficiency compared to natural menopausal group.
It was also found that women who had surgical menopause have insomnia and women who displayed more-sleep interfering behaviors had a higher severity of insomnia symptoms.
Early surgical menopause is associated with more severe menopause symptoms and it is necessary to asses sleep quality in women after surgery that leads to menopause as insomnia and disrupted sleep can lead to fatigue, mood swings and low quality of life.