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Sleep complaints in women of ages 40-64 years in relation to sleep in their parents
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
Family Medicine Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet, SE 141 57, Huddinge.
2001 (English)In: Sleep Medicine, ISSN 1389-9457, E-ISSN 1878-5506, Vol. 2, no 3, 233-237 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To study the occurrence of sleep complaints in women in relation to such complaints in their parents. Background: Sleep complaints are common and may be affected by many somatic, mental, and life-style and environmental factors. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was undertaken among 3669 randomly selected women of ages 40-64 years. The women were asked about their own health and sleep and their recollection of the sleep of their parents. Results: The frequency of poor sleep was low among women reporting that neither parent had sleep disturbances. Sleep disturbances in the father, mother and both parents implied a 2.5 (95% confidence interval, 2.0-3.2), 2.5 (2.1-3.0) and 4.8-fold (3.4-6.8) increase in sleep complaints in the investigated women, respectively. The frequencies of numerous awakenings, difficulty in falling asleep again and too little sleep increased similarly. A series of logistic regression analyses revealed that all sleep characteristics were evaluated more negatively in women who reported sleep disturbances in their parents and also reported themselves to be in poor health. All sleep variables deteriorated with age. Because data regarding parent sleep was based on subjects' recall of that sleep, the results should be interpreted with some caution. Conclusions: The frequency of sleep complaints in womem aged from 40 to 64 years was increased if sleep disturbances were reported in their parents.

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2001. Vol. 2, no 3, 233-237 p.
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Familial aggregation, Middle age, Sleep complaints, Sleep quality, Women
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-13750DOI: 10.1016/S1389-9457(00)00055-1ISI: 000208301000007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-0035746125OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-13750DiVA: diva2:414765
Available from: 2011-05-04 Created: 2011-05-04 Last updated: 2016-10-17Bibliographically approved

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