Sleep quality and menopause

This is five sleep studies over a 3-4 week period. We are recruiting healthy menopausal women aged 45-65 years, who are experiencing cyclic irregularity in menstrual periods (menopause transition), hot flashes, night sweats, and sleeping difficulties, and who are in the first two years of menopause.


Any women 45-65 years of age, who are in menopause transition or have ceased menstruation for no more than two years, are welcome to join the study.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Currently use medication containing estrogen, progestins, or androgens within 8 weeks from the start of the study 
  • Have (or a history of) disorders that might affect sleep and/or thermoregulation (e.g., diabetes, cancer, heart disease, Raynaud's syndrome) 
  • Have (or a history of) moderate to severe sleep breathing disorders, sleep disorders and psychiatric conditions (e.g., insomnia, restless leg syndrome, depression, schizophrenia) 
  • Are on shift work or have crossed several time zones in the past fortnight 
  • Are unwilling to refrain from moderate-intense exercise of greater than 30 minutes or mild exercise of greater than 1h on each sleep study night.

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please contact the study facilitator:

Chow Chin Moi

Associate Professor
  • +61 2 9351 9204
  • Level 6, East Susan Wakil Health Building D18

Mitchel Bones