Women’s sleep health links [2019]

women sleep health2019 (updated July 1, 2019)

The following are vetted links directing readers to useful women’s sleep health news stories, research studies, personal essays, blog posts, and other sources for the year 2019.

This is a work in progress, frequently updated. Links are organized by topic and listed first by date (most recent first). Links may appear under more than one topic designation depending upon content. You may use the key below to differentiate from different kinds of content.

This resource is for anyone interested in women’s sleep health: the general public, physicians, researchers, allied healthcare professionals, students, or journalists—anyone who is looking for reliable information on sleep health.

[These links are vetted and curated to the best of my ability.—Curation by journalist Tamara Kaye Sellman RPSGT CCSH]

To find links to original content in SleepyHeadCentral written specifically on the topic of women’s sleep health, visit the Women’s Health page. 


KEY:

♦ Research study or abstract

Blog or columnist

♥ Personal essay

Ξ Journalism (news & feature) and press releases

Multimedia (podcast, infographic or video clip)


This curation was last updated on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

Menopause

♦ May 31, 2019: Hot flashes and awakenings among midlife women (SLEEP)

♦ May 29, 2019: Cognitive behavior therapy shown to improve multiple menopause symptoms (The North American Menopause Study via Science Daily)

May 19, 2019: Sleep Talk: Episode 39 – Menopause (Sleep Hub)

♦ Feb 28, 2019: Risk Factors for Developing Comorbid Sleeping Problems: Results of a Survey of 1,925 Women Over 50 With a Chronic Health Condition (Journal of Aging and Health)

♦ Feb 15, 2019: Temporal Analysis of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain and Sleep in Postmenopausal Women (Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine)

Ξ Jan 28, 2019: Nadu A. Tuakli, MD Released a Book Women Over 35 Must Read To Craft the Best Quality Of Life As They Age (Digital Journal)

Ξ Jan 22, 2019: Insomnia Treatment May Help Ease Depression During Menopause (Medscape)

Ξ Jan 9, 2019: Bioidentical Hormone Combo Improves Sleep After Menopause (Medscape)

Ξ Jan 10, 2019: Sex Differences in ‘Body Clock’ May Benefit Women’s Heart Health (American Physiological Society)

Jan 4, 2019: Menopause & Sleep (Barbara Hoffman)

 


Menstruation

♦ Jun 19, 2019: (Archives of Women’s Mental Health)

♦ Mar 23, 2019: In healthy young women, sleep quality varies throughout the menstrual cycle  (The Endocrine Society via ScienceDaily)

♦ Mar 7, 2019: Age at menarche, menstrual problems and daytime sleepiness in Chinese adolescent girls   (SLEEP)

∞ Feb 1, 2019: Infographic: Sleep and Your Period (National Sleep Foundation)

Ξ Jan 25, 2019: Traveling can affect your period. Here’s how. (Insider)

Ξ Jan 24, 2019: Five things that cause daytime drowsiness (Philly Voice)

 


Parenthood

♦ Jun 26, 2019: Prenatal, Perinatal, and Early Childhood Factors Associated with Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Journal of Pediatrics)

¶ Jun 25, 2019: The No-Guilt Message for Sleep-Deprived Parents (Sleepopolis)

♦ Jun 15, 2019: Toddler Bedtime Routines and Associations With Nighttime Sleep Duration and Maternal and Household Factors   (Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine)

♦ Jun 3, 2019: Physical activity and sleep quality and duration among Hispanic postpartum women at risk for type 2 diabetes: Estudio PARTO (Sleep Health)

♦ May 20, 2019: Sleep quality across pregnancy and postpartum: effects of parity and race (Sleep Health)

♦ Apr 30, 2019: Sleep and exercise affect new moms differently than new dads (Penn State via ScienceDaily)

Ξ Apr 2, 2019: Moms of Kids with Eczema Report Sleep Troubles (Sleep Review)

Ξ Mar 21, 2019: 6 Tips For A Good Night’s Sleep While Traveling With Kids (Forbes)

♦ Feb 25, 2019: New parents face 6 years of disrupted sleep (University of Warwick via Science Daily)

♦ Jan 31, 2019: Postpartum fatigue, daytime sleepiness, and psychomotor vigilance are modifiable through a brief residential early parenting program (Sleep Medicine)

¶ Jan 29, 2019: This is why moms are grumpy all the time (Scary Mommy)

∞ Jan 28, 2019: Adjusting to a New Normal – Life With a Newborn (Cone Health)

Ξ Jan 19, 2019: She Wanted To Be The Perfect Mom, Then Landed In A Psychiatric Unit (NPR Shots)

♦ Jan 14, 2019: Long-term effects of pregnancy and childbirth on sleep satisfaction and duration of first-time and experienced mothers and fathers (SLEEP)

Ξ  Jan 3, 2019: 10 Things Sleep-Deprived Moms Haven’t Tried Yet (And 10 To Avoid At All Costs) (Moms)

 


Pregnancy

♦ Jun 26, 2019: Prenatal, Perinatal, and Early Childhood Factors Associated with Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Journal of Pediatrics)

♦ Jun 17, 2019: Exploring associations of maternal sleep during periconceptional period with congenital heart disease in offspring (Birth Defects Research)

♦ June 15, 2019: Anthropometric Measures and Prediction of Maternal Sleep-Disordered Breathing (Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine)

♦ Jun 4, 2019: A Screening Algorithm for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy (American Thoracic Society)

♦ Jun 3, 2019: Physical activity and sleep quality and duration among Hispanic postpartum women at risk for type 2 diabetes: Estudio PARTO (Sleep Health)

Ξ May 21, 2019: How risky is benzodiazepine use in pregnancy? (American Pharmacists Association)

♦ May 20, 2019: Sleep quality across pregnancy and postpartum: effects of parity and race (Sleep Health)

♦ May 15, 2019: The STOP-Bang Questionnaire as a Screening Tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy   (Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine)

♦ Apr 30, 2019: Pregnancy shifts the daily schedule forward (Washington University in St. Louis via ScienceDaily)

♦ Apr 11, 2019: Night work and miscarriage: a Danish nationwide register-based cohort study (Occupational & Environmental Medicine)

Ξ Mar 29, 2019: A Patient’s Guide to Pregnancy Insomnia (US News & World Report)

♦ Mar 23, 2019: The effect of maternal obstructive sleep apnea on the placenta (SLEEP)

♦ Mar 19, 2019: Sleep problems during pregnancy affect glucose, may increase risk of childhood obesity (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus via AAAS)

Ξ Mar 18, 2019: Sleep Apnea Common in Pregnant Obese Women (Medscape)

♦ Feb 8, 2019: Pulse transit time in pregnancy: a new way to diagnose and classify sleep disordered breathing? (SLEEP)

Ξ Jan 22, 2019: In Pregnant Women, Are Awakenings Protective to the Fetus? (Sleep Review)

Ξ Jan 22, 2019: Sheep Study Links Mom’s Shift Work to Reduced Fetal Growth (Sleep Review)

Ξ Jan 18, 2019: Long periods of undisturbed sleep during pregnancy may be associated with stillbirth (University of Michigan)

♦ Jan 14, 2019: Long-term effects of pregnancy and childbirth on sleep satisfaction and duration of first-time and experienced mothers and fathers (SLEEP)

 


Sleep habits, partners & hygiene

¶ Jun 27, 2019: Women are Sleeping Worse Than Men… And Here’s Why (Sleepopolis)

♦ Jun 12, 2019: Depressive symptoms, sleep quality, physical fitness, and fatigue among adult women with different obesity status (Sport Sciences for Health)

♦ Jun 10, 2019: Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women (NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences via Science Daily)

Ξ Mar 18, 2019: Share a Bed Without Losing Sleep (The New York Times)

Ξ Feb 22, 2019: 36% of couples sleep in separate beds: What does the way you snooze reveal about your relationship? (Yahoo! News)

Ξ Feb 12, 2019: Is Your Intimate Relationship Suffering Due to Untreated Sleep Apnea? (SleepApnea.org)

Ξ Feb 8, 2019: The Interplay Between Relationships, Stress, and Sleep (Sleep Review)

Ξ Jan 29, 2019: 10 Bedtime Habits That Can Predict If Your Relationship Will Last (Bustle)

Ξ Jan 23, 2019: Good news: Getting enough sleep could be more important for losing weight than skipping late-night snacks (MarketWatch)

Ξ  Jan 3, 2019: 10 Things Sleep-Deprived Moms Haven’t Tried Yet (And 10 To Avoid At All Costs) (Moms)

 


Sleep disorders

♦ June 15, 2019: Anthropometric Measures and Prediction of Maternal Sleep-Disordered Breathing (Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine)

♦ Jun 4, 2019: A Screening Algorithm for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy (American Thoracic Society)

♦ May 20, 2019: Cancer prevalence is increased in females with sleep apnoea – data from the ESADA (European Respiratory Journal)

¶ May 17, 2019: The Latest On Sleep Apnea In Women (Duke University School of Medicine Neurology Department news blog series)

♦ May 15, 2019: The STOP-Bang Questionnaire as a Screening Tool for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy   (Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine)

♦ Apr 29, 2019: Traumatic Childhood Experiences and Multiple Dimensions of Poor Sleep among Adult Women   (SLEEP)

Ξ Apr 23, 2019:  Women underreport prevalence and intensity of their own snoring (American Sleep Apnea Association via NewsWise)

∞ Apr 16, 2019: Video Release! Women’s Health and the Effects of Hypersomnias (Hypersomnia Foundation)

Ξ Mar 29, 2019: California inmates sue over sleep deprivation (Boston Globe)

Ξ Mar 29, 2019: A Patient’s Guide to Pregnancy Insomnia (US News & World Report)

¶ Mar 26, 2019: The Latest On Sleep Apnea In Women (The Sleep Doctor)

Ξ Mar 18, 2019: Sleep Apnea Common in Pregnant Obese Women (Medscape)

♦ Feb 28, 2019: Risk Factors for Developing Comorbid Sleeping Problems: Results of a Survey of 1,925 Women Over 50 With a Chronic Health Condition (Journal of Aging and Health)

♦ Feb 15, 2019: The Presence of Snoring as Well as its Intensity Is Underreported by Women (Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine)

♦ Feb 15, 2019: Temporal Analysis of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain and Sleep in Postmenopausal Women [sleep deprivation] (Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine)

♦ Feb 8, 2019: Pulse transit time in pregnancy: a new way to diagnose and classify sleep disordered breathing? (SLEEP)

∞ Feb 7, 2019: Women With Sleep Apnea Linked To Heart Trouble, Research Shows (CBS Philly)

♦ Feb 4, 2019: Gender differences in the associations between insomnia and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes: a cross-sectional study (SLEEP)

♦ Feb 1, 2019: Sex differences in measures of central sensitization and pain sensitivity to experimental sleep disruption: implications for sex differences in chronic pain [sleep disturbances] (SLEEP)

♦ Feb 1, 2019: Treating chronic insomnia in postmenopausal women: a randomized clinical trial comparing cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia, sleep restriction therapy, and sleep hygiene education (SLEEP)

¶ Jan 29, 2019: This is why moms are grumpy all the time [sleep deprivation] (Scary Mommy)

Ξ Jan 25, 2019: How Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Affects Sleep [sleep disturbances] (Endocrinology Advisor)

Ξ Jan 23, 2019: Woman shares her experience on three spectrums at Adelaide Fringe [narcolepsy] (Disability Support Guide)

Ξ Jan 22, 2019: Insomnia Treatment May Help Ease Depression During Menopause (Medscape)

∞ Jan 18, 2019: 8 Alarming Signs You Have Too Much Estrogen [sleep disturbances] (Bright Side)

Ξ  Jan 3, 2019: 10 Things Sleep-Deprived Moms Haven’t Tried Yet (And 10 To Avoid At All Costs) [sleep deprivation] (Moms)

 


Workplace & culture

Ξ May 29, 2019: Women Who Do Night Shift Work Don’t Have An Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer, Concludes New Study (Forbes)

♦ Apr 11, 2019: Night work and miscarriage: a Danish nationwide register-based cohort study (Occupational & Environmental Medicine)

∞ Mar 28, 2019: HSW 77: Shift Work, Fertility and Pregnancy with Melanie McGrice (Action News Jax)

♦ Feb 18, 2019: Racial/ethnic disparities in women’s sleep duration, continuity, and quality, and their statistical mediators: Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SLEEP)

∞ Feb 13, 2019: Local mother of 5 killed in crash following overnight nursing shift (Action News Jax)

Ξ Jan 28, 2019: Having a demanding job could be the reason you’re gaining weight (Prima)

Ξ Jan 22, 2019: Sheep Study Links Mom’s Shift Work to Reduced Fetal Growth (Sleep Review)

Ξ Jan 9, 2019: We Asked 283 Millennial Women About Work-Life Balance & Here’s What They Said (Bustle)

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