Døgnrytmeforstyrrelser og søvn i postpartum perioden

Forskere fra Stavanger Universitetssykehus, McMaster University i Canada, Women`s Health Concerns Care Clinic i Canada og Universitetet i Stavanger har i denne systematiske oversiktsartikkelen sammenfattet studier som undersøker hvordan døgnrytmen er påvirket og bidrar til søvnproblemer gjennom svangerskapet og postpartum.

​Kari Grethe Hjorthaug Gallaher, Anastasiya Slyepchenko, Benicio N. Frey, Kristin Urstad, Signe K. Dørheim

The Role of Circadian Rhythms in Postpartum Sleep and Mood

Studien er publisert i Sleep Med Clin

Abstract

Women often experience sleep disturbances and worsening sleep quality throughout pregnancy and postpartum. Circadian rhythms are closely linked to sleep problems and mood disorders. This systematic review provides a summary of studies of circadian rhythms and associated sleep problems and maternal distress, among postpartum women. Articles were idenitfied through a systematic literature search. Circadian rhythm disturbances were strongly correlated with depression, social factors and mothers`s exposure to light postpartum. Future research should include larger, prospective studies as well as randomized controlled trials for measuring effect of circadian rhythm interventions on postpartum mental health outcomes.