According to a study of 341 perimenopausal and postmenopausal women for sexual function, depression, sleep symptoms and other factors, it was found that 64% reported reduced sexual desire, 43% reported poor health and 18% had major depression. The results suggest that a diminished libido among women in mid-life is associated with depression, night sweats and disturbed sleep, all common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause.
AJOG vol 196(6). June 2007; p593. E1-593 .e7