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A Pilot Study on Perceptions of Sleep Deprivation and Mother-Infant Interaction

  title={A Pilot Study on Perceptions of Sleep Deprivation and Mother-Infant Interaction},
  author={Cheryl W DeLeon},
Maternal sleep deprivation due to caring for an infant during the night has been found to be related to deficits in maternal mood and functioning during the first year of the infant’s life. Perceptions of sleep deprivation are particularly important to assess when examining the relations between infant night awakening and maternal health and well-being because perceptions influence caregiving behaviors. Forty mothers of three-tofour-month-old infants enrolled in a larger study exploring… 
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