June 24, 2022

The Importance of Sleep Quality for Cognitive Health Throughout the Stages of Menopause

At the 2022 SLEEP Annual Meeting, June 4-8, in Charlotte, North Carolina, Galit L. Dunietz, PhD, MPH, chaired the Sleep Matters for Women’s Health session, and presented a talk on the interplay between menopause, insomnia, and cognitive health. For years, clinicians have known that sleep is correlated with other late-life cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer disease (AD), and are often some of the first presenting symptoms for these patients. Dunietz, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and Division of Sleep Medicine at the University of Michigan, has published several notable pieces in the field specifically looking at these associations.