Association between hot flashes, sleep complaints, and psychological functioning among healthy menopausal women.

@article{Thurston2006AssociationBH,
  title={Association between hot flashes, sleep complaints, and psychological functioning among healthy menopausal women.},
  author={Rebecca C. Thurston and James A. Blumenthal and Michael A. Babyak and Andrew Sherwood},
  journal={International journal of behavioral medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={163-72}
}
Self-report data suggest that sleep hot flashes among menopausal women are associated with sleep problems and in turn impaired psychological functioning. However, few studies have examined these relations with physiologic hot flash measures. A total of 41 perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with daily hot flashes underwent nighttime sternal skin conductance monitoring to quantify hot flashes. Participants completed sleep diaries; the Sleep-Wake Experience List (van Diest, 1990); and… CONTINUE READING

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