Journal article

SLEEPING PATTERNS DURING PREGNANCY IN JAPANESE WOMEN

S SUZUKI, L DENNERSTEIN, KM GREENWOOD, SM ARMSTRONG, E SATOHISA

Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology | PARTHENON PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 1994

Abstract

Although sleep disturbance is commonly reported in pregnancy, there have been few studies on sleep characteristics in pregnancy. In this study, all women attending the antenatal clinic at Sapporo Medical College Hospital for 1 month during autumn and 3 months during winter were surveyed with a questionnaire and sleep log. Of the 192 patients, 169 (88.0%) stated that sleep was altered from their usual experience. A principal components analysis identified three sleep factors from the ten items in the measure of sleep used (Sleep Log). The three factors were: Sleep Duration and Quality, Insomnia and Daytime Alertness. Although no significant differences across trimesters were found on the thre..

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