According to the authors, most pregnant women spend 25% of their bedtime lying down, which can be a risk factor for stillbirths and low birth weight.
Future mothers, watch out! According to a recent study, reducing sleep in the supine position (lying horizontally with the face and trunk during the last phase of pregnancy) can improve maternal and fetal health. The results show that the mean supine sleep time of 48.3 minutes during the night of control was significantly reduced to 28.5 minutes during the night of the intervention.
An improvement in maternal and fetal parameters was observed during the night of the intervention, with an increase in average maternal oxygen saturation, a decrease in maternal oxygen saturation desaturations, and a decrease in fetal heart rate retardation.
“Our findings suggest that women can comfortably sleep around the waist with a device that prevents them from sleeping on their back,” said researcher Jane Warland of the University of South Australia.
“The use of positional therapy to impregnate the mother on her back can reduce sleep on her back at the end of pregnancy and can also bring maternal and fetal health benefits with minimal impact on the maternal perception of breastfeeding.” Sleep and Sleep “Dream”,
According to the authors, most pregnant women spend 25% of their bedtime lying down, which can be a risk factor for stillbirths and low birth weight. This relationship can be partially caused by exacerbation of sleep-related breathing and oxygen deprivation of the fetus during sleep on the back.
Although positional therapy is a well-accepted option for reducing supine sleep and increasing lateral sleep in adults with sleep-related breathing problems, no previous study has examined their use in pregnant women.
“Using a device that minimizes deep sleep, is comfortable, and does not affect the duration or quality of your mother’s sleep can be a simple way to reduce the frequency of stillbirth, especially if the factors are,” said Warland. The results appear in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.