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Sleep disorders in menauposal and postmenopausal ageing women: prevelance , biological mechanisms animal models , social aspects , treatment and prevention

Objective

Disorder of sleep lead to diminished quality of life, health deterioration and predispose to accidents. Prelevence of sleep disorders increases in the course ofageing. Especially ageing women are more often afflicted by sleep disorders thanmen, but the psychosocial and biomedical mechanisms that cause this disceprancyare unknow. The present project integrates basic, medical and social research to identify the factors leading to sleep disorders in angering women. The project surveys their prevalence and the extent of social, economic and medicalimpairment. Biological mechanisms of gender associated sleep disorders will be investigated by combining animal models and human experiments addressing sleep and circadian rhythms. We expect to define the psychosocial and biomedical factors underlying sleep disorders in ageing women. Based on these information strategies to prevent and treat sleep disorders in ageing women will be tested.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Address
Haartmaninkatu 8, Biomedicum Helsinki
00014 Helsinki
Finland

Participants (5)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Kraepelinstrasse 2-10
80804 Muenchen
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
Route De Gozée 706
6110 Montigny-le-tilleul
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address

GU2 7XH Guildford
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Finland
Address
Lemminkaesenkatu, 2
20520 Turku / Abo
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH
Switzerland
Address
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich