Monday, November 22, 2010

too much/less sleep in early pregnancy can lead to hypertension in the 3rd trimester

OK moms! this is a very quick sharing moment about somethin' I've found just now. (Nak carik info untuk buat presentation kat Jepun nanti, alih-alih terjumpa benda alah ni)

Briefly, its about how your sleeping pattern influence your health during the end of your pregnancy. The article is too long and too scientific blah blah blah, so I just make it short OK.

According to a paper published in the journal of SLEEP, (I wonder there's such name for a scientific journal) getting too little (less than 5-6 hours) or too much (more than 10 hours) of night sleep in early preggy is associated with elevated blood pressure in the 3rd trimester. The study suggests that improving prenatal sleep hygiene may provide important health benefits.

Not only that, the study also found an association between sleep duration and preeclampsia (a condition that involves preggy-induced hypertension along with access protein in the urine). Moms who have nightly sleep less than 5 hours during their early pregnancy have 10x higher risk of preeclampsia.

The study suggests a consistant sleeping pattern for preggy mom, and also for women who are planning to become pregnant. There's some tips;

  • Establishing a consistent sleep schedule
  • Following a relaxing bedtime routine
  • Creating a comfortable sleep environment
  • Keeping technological distractions such as the TV and computer out of the bedroom
  • Eating at least two to three hours before bedtime
  • Exercising regularly during the day
  • Avoiding caffeine and alcohol before bedtime and giving up smoking.

Alhamdulillah, even I dont have enough sleep masa preggy dulu, tapi blood pressure OK. tp for kawan2 yg masih preggy, better jaga lah kesihatan so that we lower the risk of any complications during and after pregnancy.

Arghhh... masa dah suntuk, get back to work! -LOL-


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