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 (Unpublished)
Childbirth is an extraordinary, everyday experience; in 2011, 301 617 infants were born in Australia , 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  and shorter sleep onset in the multiple sleep latency test  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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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Poster)|
|Additional Information:||Abstract published in 'Sleep and Biological Rhythms' Volume 11, Supplement S2.|
|Keywords:||new mothers, sleep|
|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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