Factors affecting general sleep pattern and quality of sleep in pregnant women Gebelerde uyku kalitesi ve genel uyku düzenini etkileyen faktörler

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Ölmez S., Keten H. S., Kardaş S., Avcı F., Dalgacı A. F., Serin S., ...More

Turk Jinekoloji ve Obstetrik Dernegi Dergisi, vol.12, no.1, pp.1-5, 2015 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjod.22120
  • Journal Name: Turk Jinekoloji ve Obstetrik Dernegi Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-5
  • Keywords: Pregnant, sleep, epworth
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: To investigate factors affecting general sleep pattern and sleep quality in pregnant women. Materialds and Methods: We assessed all pregnant women applied to Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Training and Research Hospital, School of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University between 01 January 2014 and 01 March 2014. The participants were informed prior to the study and 100 pregnant women who gave their informed consent were included in the study. Questionnaires consisting sociodemographic characteristics, pregnancy history and the Epworth sleepiness scale were applied to the patients. Factors affecting general sleep pattern and sleep quality in pregnant women were compared. Results: The mean age of 100 pregnant women was 27.9 years (min=16, max=42). The mean gestational age of participants was found to be 24.8 weeks (min=5, max=40). In obstetric history, 9% of women previously had a stillbirth and also 25% of women previously had curettage performed. There were tobacco use in 6% of participants and 6% of patients previously had been to the hospital due to a sleep disorder. The mean excessive daytime sleepiness scale score of pregnant women were found to be 4.56. There were no significant difference among the patients regarding regular exercise (p=0.137), tobacco use (p=0.784), accompanying disease (p=0.437) and excessive daytime sleepiness scale score. Conclusion: In our study, patients who had a complaint of sleep disorder before and who were previously admitted to a health center for this problem, were also found to suffer from the same problem during pregnancy. Treatment of sleep disorders in preconception period for women planning pregnancy is important in terms of mother and the baby’s health. Pregnant women should be informed about factors reducing sleep quality during pregnancy.