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Sleep disturbances and sexual function among men aged 45-75 years in an urban area of Iran

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(2016) Sleep disturbances and sexual function among men aged 45-75 years in an urban area of Iran. Sleep Science. pp. 29-34. ISSN 1984-0659

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Background and aims: Aging in men is associated with various physical and mental symptoms, including sleep problems and sexual dysfunction. The aim of this study was to determine the status of sleep disorders and sexual dysfunction in men aged 45-75 years in Ilam, Iran. Materials and methods: In this population-based cross-sectional study, 390 men aged 45-75 years were selected by cluster randomization in Ilam-Iran. Data were collected using 0-100 brief sexual function inventory and the sleep disorder questionnaires. Results: Totally, 34.6 of men complained about sleep disorders: 17.4 about falling asleep, 12.8 about frequent nocturnal awakenings, 12.8 about waking up in the early hours in the morning and problem in falling asleep again, and 24.9 about fatigue and tiredness despite getting enough sleep. There was a significant relationship between all aspects of sexual function and the common problems related to sleep (p < 0.001). The older, unemployed, illiterate men, those with inadequate income, those affected by chronic diseases, and/or urinary incontinence had significantly inferior sexual function compared with the others. Conclusion: According to the high prevalence of sleep disorders in men as well as its association with sexual dysfunction, adopting health measures in this regard is necessary. (C) 2016 Brazilian Association of Sleep. Production and Hosting by Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Charandabi, S. M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Middle-aged Oldness Sleep disturbances Sexual dysfunction Iran erectile dysfunction andropause disorders older Neurosciences & Neurology
Page Range: pp. 29-34
Journal or Publication Title: Sleep Science
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 9
Number: 1
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ISSN: 1984-0659
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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