Sleeping effects in the quality of life of women with insomnia

Mariane Tessaro, Fabiana Magalhães Navarro-Peternella

Abstract


Introduction: Sleeping is characterized by a temporary suspension of voluntary sensory and motor activity, regulated by the circadian cycle-and the biological clock, and any changes in their days function and general test results in poor quality of it, can affect the quality of life as a whole. Objective: To analyze the quality of sleeping in individuals with insomnia and its influence on quality of life. Methods: We interviewed 11 women from a specific questionnaire to evaluate the Quality of Sleeping Index (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality / PSQI) and one for quality of life (SF-36). Discussion: It was found that all participants had changes in sleep and quality of life was associated with tobacco use and lack of physical activity. The average found in the SF-36 was 39.0, and the most affected issues were the general health, social functioning, role physical limitations, pain and mental health. In PSQI score was obtained 13 points, indicating poor quality of sleeping and significant correlation was observed between the questionnaires, in which domains of physical functioning, vitality and social aspects showed moderate correlation. Conclusions: Poor sleeping quality can lead to compromised quality of life of individuals with insomnia.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/0103-5150.028.004.AO06

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