Author(s): Clare Ladyman
Increasingly we are understanding how vital sleep is to our general health and feeling of wellbeing. Many of us struggle to get a good night's sleep, but the challenge is especially hard for pregnant women. The changes in women's bodies during this time have a huge impact on sleep, and sleep disruption is very common. It can be difficult to get helpful, accurate information on sleep in pregnancy. But the latest research from Massey University's Sleep/Wake Centre gives you the tools you need to manage your sleep over each trimester. There will be challenges in meeting your sleep needs, but the ideas and information in this approachable and easy-to-read book will assist you in making the most of your sleep opportunities. Includes up-to-date information about sleep, and the latest research on our circadian clock, REM and NREM sleep; a section on strategies for sleep health in pregnancy, including how the different hormones affect your body and your sleep; and the challenges to sleep during each trimester.