Sleep duration and midlife women’s health

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Sleep is mandatory for life and therefore any sleep deprivation or disruption might carry ill-health outcomes. The optimal night’s sleep duration seems to be around 7 h, as too little sleep and too much sleep have been found to be associated with a variety of changes in well-being, physical and psychological parameters. This mini-review enlightens the potential health consequences of sleep disturbance relevant to menopause and midlife women’s health. These include cardiovascular and metabolic derangements, cognitive impairment, osteoporosis, and cancer-related perspectives. Still, the current knowledge suggests that, even if statistically significant associations are detected, the absolute excessive risks are relatively small or modest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)528-530
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2 Nov 2017


  • Sleep duration
  • cardiovascular disease
  • cognition
  • diabetes mellitus
  • hypertension
  • menopause
  • midlife health
  • osteoporosis


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