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Sleep In Pregnancy Study

Sleep In Pregnancy Study

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  • Sat 14 Oct ’17, 9:00am
  • Sun 15 Oct ’17, 9:00am
  • Mon 16 Oct ’17, 9:00am
  • Tue 17 Oct ’17, 9:00am
  • Wed 18 Oct ’17, 9:00am
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Massey University, Wallace St, Mt Cook, Wellington


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Sleep HAPi – Sleep Health and Pregnancy Information.

The Sleep/Wake Research Centre (SWRC) at Massey University, Wellington has started a new research study looking at sleep in pregnancy, specifically the link between sleep and antenatal depression.

Why are we doing this study?
- Every year approximately 10,000 NZ women are affected by depression during pregnancy –this also affects 10,000 babies and 10,000 families.
- Women who have previously had depression are twice as likely to relapse during pregnancy.
- Women who have depression in pregnancy are twice as likely to develop postnatal depression.
- Poor sleep increases the risk of experiencing depression and depression increases the risk of poor sleep, creating a negative cycle.
- Sleep disruption is almost unavoidable in pregnancy due to the enormous hormonal, physiological and emotional changes that occur.

So what are we doing?
We want to help women improve their sleep during pregnancy to hopefully stabilise their mental health and lessen their vulnerability to depression.

Women can learn about sleep in general, why and what sleep changes occur in pregnancy and strategies and tips for improving sleep. Most importantly, women will be able to see what is happening to their own sleep as their pregnancy progresses.

The study involves:
- Measuring your sleep for 6 weeks (2 weeks in each trimester), by wearing a specialised watch-like device and filling out sleep diaries.
- Answering a set of questions in each trimester and at 6 & 12 weeks after birth.
- Taking part in three personalised, one-on-one sleep health sessions with a Sleep Scientist (one in each trimester) either in the comfort of your own home or at Massey University.

If you, or someone you know:
- Are 13 weeks pregnant or less
- Have a history of depression
- Are having your/their first baby
- Lives in the Greater Wellington area

Then we would love to hear from you:
Call: 0800 mumsleep (0800 6867 5337)
Text: Text SLEEP to 5222
Email: mumsleep@massey.ac.nz

Recruitment for Sleep HAPi is continuing through until early 2018. Participants will receive a $70 voucher at the end of the study.

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