A burst of fresh air against insomnia


Read a recent article by Jean Hamann in  LeFil,  Université Laval's community newspaper:

There exists a simple approach to improve the sleep of menopaused women who suffer from hot flashes.  

Insomnia is one of the most common problems at menopause, as hot flashes wake women up, and leave them steaming.  Good news for those who have to deal with these nightly occurences, the best treatment to improve the quality of their sleep is an easily applicable therapy involving lifestyle and mindset changes relating to sleep.  These are the results from a study published in the journal Sleep by a team of 12 American researchers and professor Charles Morin, of the School of psychology and the CERVO Brain research centre.  

Read the full story, in French, in le fil: 


Read the original research article in Sleep (subscription required):

Guthrie KA, Larson JC, Ensrud KE, Anderson GL, Carpenter JS, Freeman EW, Joffe H, LaCroix AZ, Manson JE, Morin CM, Newton KM, Otte J, Reed SD, McCurry SM. Effects of Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Interventions on Insomnia Symptoms and Self-reported Sleep Quality in Women With Hot Flashes: A Pooled Analysis of Individual Participant Data From Four MsFLASH Trials. Sleep. 2018 Jan 1;41(1).
doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx190.

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