Journal article

Sleep, mental health and wellbeing among fathers of infants up to one year postpartum: A scoping review

Karen Wynter, Lauren M Francis, Richard Fletcher, Nyanda McBride, Eileen Dowse, Nathan Wilson, Laura Di Manno, Samantha Teague, Jacqui A Macdonald

MIDWIFERY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance among adults has consequences for their health and functioning. Among mothers of infants, there is evidence that fatigue and sleep disturbance are significantly associated with depression, anxiety and impaired relationships with partners and infants. It is not known whether consistent evidence of such associations exists for fathers. PURPOSE: The aim of this review was to describe what is known about fathers' sleep and its associations with mental health and wellbeing, in the first 12 months postpartum. METHODS: A scoping review was conducted, searching MEDLINE complete, Scopus, PsycINFO and CINAHL complete, from 1990 to 13 May 2019. Reference lists of relevant ..

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