Sleep deprivation during late pregnancy produces hyperactivity and increased risk-taking behavior in offspring.

@article{Radhakrishnan2015SleepDD,
  title={Sleep deprivation during late pregnancy produces hyperactivity and increased risk-taking behavior in offspring.},
  author={Arathi Radhakrishnan and B S Aswathy and Velayudhan Mohan Kumar and Kamalesh K Gulia},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2015},
  volume={1596},
  pages={88-98}
}
Sleep deprivation in women resulting from their modern lifestyle, especially during pregnancy, is a serious concern as it can affect the health of the newborn. Anxiety disorders and cognitive deficits in the offspring are also on the rise. However, experimental studies on the effects of sleep loss during pregnancy, on emotional development and cognitive function of the newborn, are scanty in literature. In the current study, female rats were sleep-deprived for 5h by gentle handling, during the… CONTINUE READING
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