Journal article

A scalable cognitive behavioural program to promote healthy sleep during pregnancy and postpartum periods: protocol of a randomised controlled trial (the SEED project)

Bei Bei, Donna M Pinnington, Lin Shen, Michelle Blumfield, Sean PA Drummond, Louise K Newman, Rachel Manber

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Poor sleep, including symptoms of insomnia are common during pregnancy and postpartum periods. Poor sleep during the perinatal period is linked to impaired daytime functioning, mood disturbance, and risk for chronic insomnia. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is consistently shown to be efficacious in treating insomnia, but it is largely inaccessible to new mothers, and surprisingly, not part of current perinatal care. This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a scalable CBT-based intervention for better sleep quality. METHODS: In this single-blind randomised controlled trial, eligible nulliparous women are randomised in a 1:1 ratio to either the intervention ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Health Professional Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Data collection is supported by Rob Pierce Grant-in-Aid and Helen Bearpark Scholarship from Australasian Sleep Association, Strategic Grant Scheme from Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, and the Royal Women's Hospital Foundation. Manuscript preparation is supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Health Professional Research Fellowship (APP1140299) for BB, Australian Postgraduate Award by Department of Education and Training for DMP and LS.