Sleep, evening light exposure and perceived stress in healthy nulliparous women in the third trimester of pregnancy

  title={Sleep, evening light exposure and perceived stress in healthy nulliparous women in the third trimester of pregnancy},
  author={Randi Liset and Janne Gr{\o}nli and Roger Ekeberg Henriksen and Tone E G Henriksen and Roy Miodini Nilsen and St{\aa}le Pallesen},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Objective Sleep disturbances are common in pregnancy, and the prevalence increases during the third trimester. The aim of the present study was to assess sleep patterns, sleep behavior and prevalence of insomnia in pregnant women in the third trimester, by comparing them to a group of non-pregnant women. Further, how perceived stress and evening light exposure were linked to sleep characteristics among the pregnant women were examined. Methods A total of 61 healthy nulliparous pregnant women in… 

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