Postpartum depression (PPD) can lead to poor sleep quality, recent research shows. A study published in the current issue of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing shows that depression symptoms worsen in PPD patients when their quality of sleep declines. Sleep deprivation can hamper a mother's ability to care for her infant, as judgment and concentration decline.
Poor sleep quality in both early and late pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of delivering preterm. A study published in the Nov. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows a significant risk for preterm birth in women reporting... Read Post
A study in the July 1 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests that postpartum depression may aggravate an already impaired sleep quality, as experiencing difficulties with sleep is a symptom of depression. Read Post