Hush-a-by mummy : interactions between co-sleeping and maternal sleep disturbance

Filtness, Ashleigh J., Mackenzie, Janelle, & Armstrong, Kerry (2013) Hush-a-by mummy : interactions between co-sleeping and maternal sleep disturbance. In Sleep DownUnder 2013 : The 25th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association, 17-19 October 2013, Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, QLD. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Childbirth is an extraordinary, everyday experience; in 2011, 301 617 infants were born in Australia [1], resulting in countless potential occurrences of sleep disturbance and subsequent daytime sleepiness. While the relationship between sleep and sleepiness has been heavily investigated in the vulnerable sub-populations of shift workers and patients with sleep disorders, comparatively postpartum women have been overlooked.

Previous research has reported slower reaction times to the Psychomotor Vigilance Task [2] and shorter sleep onset in the multiple sleep latency test [3] in new mothers compared with control women. However little is known about change in sleep and sleepiness over time or potential interactions with infant care behaviour choices, such as co-sleeping (mother and infant sharing a bed).

This study aims to investigate change in new mothers sleep quantity, sleep quality and resulting daytime sleepiness over postpartum weeks 6, 12 and 18, while evaluating the impact of co-sleeping.

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ID Code: 64689
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Abstract published in 'Sleep and Biological Rhythms' Volume 11, Supplement S2.
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Keywords: new mothers, sleep
DOI: 10.1111/sbr.12028
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2013 23:43
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 00:21

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