Sleep Dysfunction in Women Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 31, 2019
  • Author: Gila Hertz, PhD, ABSM; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

Which factors affect sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the terminology related to sleep dysfunction?

What are the possible complications of sleep dysfunction in women?

What are the types of sleep dysfunction in women?

What causes sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the role of hormones in the etiology of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the role of psychosocial issues in the etiology of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the role of psychiatric disorders in the etiology of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the role of age in the etiology of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the role of weight in the etiology of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the prevalence of sleep dysfunction in women in the US?

What is the global prevalence of sleep dysfunction in women in the US?

What are the racial predilections of sleep dysfunction in women?

What are the sexual predilections of sleep dysfunction?

At which ages are women more likely to experience sleep dysfunction?

What is the prognosis of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with sleep dysfunction in women?

What is included in patient education about sleep dysfunction in women?

What information about good sleep hygiene is included in patient education about sleep dysfunction?

Presentation

What is the focus of clinical history for the evaluation of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of a short, acute sleep disorder in women?

Which sleep-wake patterns are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which medical and psychiatric history findings are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which family sleep history findings are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which hormonal findings are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which work history findings are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which drug and alcohol history findings are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is included in the physical exam to evaluate sleep dysfunction in women?

Which general physical findings are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which blood pressure findings are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which head and neck exam findings are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which respiratory findings are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which GI findings are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which neurologic findings are characteristic of sleep dysfunction in women?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of sleep dysfunction in women?

What are the differential diagnoses for Sleep Dysfunction in Women?

Workup

What is the role of polysomnography in the workup of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the role of MSLT in the workup of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the role of sleep logs in the workup of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of sleep dysfunction in women?

Treatment

How is sleep dysfunction in women treated?

What is the role of CPAP therapy in the treatment of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the role of oral appliances in the treatment of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the role of CBT in the treatment of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of sleep dysfunction in women?

What is the role of activity modifications in the treatment of sleep dysfunction in women?

How are menstruation-related sleep disorders treated?

How are pregnancy-related sleep disorders treated?

How is narcolepsy treated during pregnancy?

How are menopause-related sleep disorders treated?

How is sleep-disordered breathing in women treated?

How is sleep dysfunction in elderly women treated?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of sleep dysfunction in women?

How is sleep dysfunction in women prevented?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to women with sleep dysfunction?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of sleep dysfunction in women?

Which medications in the drug class Orexin Receptor Antagonists are used in the treatment of Sleep Dysfunction in Women?

Which medications in the drug class Antiparkinson Agents, Dopamine Agonist are used in the treatment of Sleep Dysfunction in Women?

Which medications in the drug class Dopamine agonists are used in the treatment of Sleep Dysfunction in Women?

Which medications in the drug class Stimulants are used in the treatment of Sleep Dysfunction in Women?

Which medications in the drug class Antidepressants, Other are used in the treatment of Sleep Dysfunction in Women?

Which medications in the drug class Antidepressants, SSRIs are used in the treatment of Sleep Dysfunction in Women?

Which medications in the drug class Estrogens/Progestins-HRT are used in the treatment of Sleep Dysfunction in Women?

Which medications in the drug class Nonbenzodiazepine Hypnotics are used in the treatment of Sleep Dysfunction in Women?

Which medications in the drug class Benzodiazepines are used in the treatment of Sleep Dysfunction in Women?