Background: As sleep has a critical role in health and social function and also, changes in women's sleep patterns can be the first indicator of mood disorders this study was conducted to investigate the sleep disorders among women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Methods: In this study, using standard tools of general sleep questionnaire (GSQ) and Berlin questionnaire, sleep disorders among 67 female students with premenstrual dysphoric disorder were studied. Data was analyzed employing descriptive analysis SPSS software version 19.
Results: Statistical analysis of the questionnaires showed that 25% of the sample had sleep disorders. The highest frequency belongs to daytime sleepiness (52.2%) and the lowest one belongs to snoring (3%). The findings showed that 94 percent of female college students, based on Berlin questionnaire, had low-risk for sleep apnea and only 4 patients (6%) had the risk of respiratory apnea.
Conclusion: Sleep disorders are common among women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder which consequently affect the social and personal lives of women to a great extent.
premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
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