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How do sleep patterns change during pregnancy?

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  • ADawn Marcus, Neurology, answered
    Regulating sleep may be particularly helpful during pregnancy, because pregnant women are more likely to report sleep disturbances. A study that followed 325 women throughout pregnancy evaluated sleep patterns before pregnancy and during each trimester. Although the total number of hours women slept didn't change during pregnancy, they were more likely to have restless sleep and wake up during the night as pregnancy progressed.
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