論文

国際誌
2020年10月15日

Changes in the objective measures of sleep between the initial nights of menses and the nights during the midfollicular phase of the menstrual cycle in collegiate female athletes.

Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • Natsue Koikawa
  • ,
  • Yukiko Takami
  • ,
  • Yu Kawasaki
  • ,
  • Fusae Kawana
  • ,
  • Nanako Shiroshita
  • ,
  • Etsuko Ogasawara
  • ,
  • Takatoshi Kasai

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開始ページ
1745
終了ページ
1751
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.5664/jcsm.8692

STUDY OBJECTIVES: Sleep is an important recovery period for athletes. Women, including athletes, have reported sleep disturbances around menses. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess the changes in objective sleep parameters in the nights during menses and in the midfollicular phase of the menstrual cycle of young female athletes. METHODS: Female collegiate athletes with regular menstrual cycles were recruited. The participants underwent home electroencephalogram monitoring during the first and second nights after the onset of menses (M1 and M2, respectively) and during one night between the 7th and the 10th night after menses onset (midfollicular phase). RESULTS: Data from 45 athletes were analyzed. The total sleep time was significantly reduced, and sleep onset latency was significantly prolonged in M2 compared with those in the night during the midfollicular phase. Sleep efficiency was significantly reduced in M1 compared with that in the night during the midfollicular phase. Changes in the percentage of deep sleep across menstrual cycles differed among the participants with and without menstrual symptoms or concerns for sanitary products; moreover, such participants spent a lower percentage of time in deep sleep in M1 compared with the other nights. CONCLUSIONS: Collegiate female athletes with regular menstrual cycles are likely to have trouble falling asleep, tend to sleep less, and when concerned about sanitary products, have less deep sleep during menses. Even in young female athletes with regular menstrual cycles, sleep can be disturbed during menses. Interventions to restore or improve sleep should be considered.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.5664/jcsm.8692
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32666918

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