Sleep Health in Pregnancy

Using scoping review methodology, this article investigates the literature on sleep duration, continuity/efficiency, timing, daytime sleepiness/alertness, and perceived sleep quality in each trimester of a healthy pregnancy. Data suggest significant variability in sleep between women, with less evidence to support major changes in sleep health across trimesters. There is a need for further research on this topic to better inform women and their health providers.
Source: Sleep Medicine Clinics - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness onetime overnight Source Type: news
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Source: PLOS Currents Disasters - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news
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Source: Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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