Insomnia During Climacteric: an Integrative Review

  • Irla Maria Vieira Brasilino Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Maria do Carmo Andrade Duarte de Farias Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Eliane de Sousa Leite Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Anne Milane Formiga Bezerra Nurse in a Mobile Emergency Service, MSU, Sousa, PB, Brazil.
  • Betânia Maria Pereira dos Santos Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Kennia Sibelly Marques de Abrantes Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Kévia Katiúcia Santos Bezerra Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Geofabio Sucupira Casimiro Federal University of Campina Grande. Cajazeiras, Paraíba, Brazil.

Abstract

Introduction: Climacteric is a stage in women's lives in which occurs the passage from reproductive period to non-reproductive, marked by menopause. This phase can be seen as something natural, free of complaints. However, some women complain with climacteric symptoms, especially with disorders that affect sleep.

Objective: Identifying the factors related to insomnia during climacteric, based on the analysis of scientific production.

Method: The method of integrative literature review was requested, using descriptors insomnia, climacteric, menopause; the databases consulted were PubMed, LILACS and SciELo, from 2004 to May 2014. The results were obtained by selecting 10 articles, by means careful reading, critical and reflective of the texts, followed by the organization of synoptic charts from the data obtained.

Results: The evidence were gathered and synthesized, pointing to a set of physiological changes that can affect the quality of sleep during climacteric, including vasomotor symptoms, psychogenic, hormonal changes and menopause transition.

Conclusions: The methodological designs of the studies analyzed were strong evidence for evidence-based practice. However, the data can be questioned, once the insomnia was self-reported. Therefore it needs that research be conducted approaching insomnia, with assessment by examinations which allow accuracy of the findings, such as polysomnography.
Published
Jul 9, 2015
How to Cite
BRASILINO, Irla Maria Vieira et al. Insomnia During Climacteric: an Integrative Review. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, july 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1213>. Date accessed: 19 aug. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1759.
Section
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Keywords

Insomnia; Climacteric; Risk Factors; Literature review.

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