Mood and Objective and Subjective Measures of Sleep During Late Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
Soledad Coo, Jeannette Milgrom, John Trinder
Behavioral Sleep Medicine | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2014
This study examined the association between measures of objective sleep (OS) and subjective sleep (SS) to postpartum mood in healthy women from the third trimester of pregnancy to 10 to 12 weeks postpartum. Twenty-nine pregnant women completed self-report measures of mood and SS, and wore actigraphs for 7 continuous days during the third trimester (Time 1), within 15 days (Time 2), and 10 to 12 weeks postpartum (Time 3). The subjective perception of marked daytime dysfunction was associated with low mood during Time 1 and Time 3. Poor nighttime SS was related to low mood only at Time 2, whereas poor nighttime OS influenced stress during the same assessment time. These data indicate a stronge..View full abstract
This study was supported by the Parent-Infant Research Institute of Austin Health in Victoria, Australia, and the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne.