Poor sleep quality and quantity during pregnancy can disrupt normal immune processes and may lead to lower birth weights and other complications, according to a study in Psychosomatic Medicine. The results of “Disturbed Sleep and Inflammatory Cytokines in Depressed and Nondepressed Pregnant Women: An Exploratory Analysis of Pregnancy Outcomes” indicate that women with depression and poor sleep are at greatest risk for adverse birth-related outcomes. Read more and access the study.
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