Comparisons of sleep patterns between mothers in post-partum from 9 to 12 weeks and non-pregnant women

Kyoko Nishihara, Shigeko Horiuchi, Hiromi Eto, Sunao Uchida

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Abstract

In order to evaluate two patterns of interrupted and non-interrupted sleep for the post-partum mothers from 9 to 12 weeks after delivery, we compared them with sleep patterns of non-pregnant women. Subjects were 10 primipara and 12 non-pregnant women. Their polysomnographic recordings were made using a Medilog recorder at home. In interrupted sleep, low sleep efficiency, decreased total sleep time, and a decreased percentage of stage 2 were significantly observed compared with non-pregnant women. Sleep parameters of non-interrupted sleep, except for increased percentage of stage 4, did not show any significant differences from non-pregnant women. Mothers' sleep fluctuated between interrupted sleep similar to the early post-partum sleep from 1 to 6 weeks and non-interrupted sleep with increased stage 4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-228
Number of pages2
JournalPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Polysomnography
  • Post-partum
  • Primipara
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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