Nighttime Sleep, Daytime Napping, and Labor Outcomes in Healthy Pregnant Women in Taiwan
Article first published online: 31 OCT 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 36, Issue 6, pages 612–622, December 2013
How to Cite
Tsai, S.-Y., Lin, J.-W., Kuo, L.-T., Lee, C.-N. and Landis, C. A. (2013), Nighttime Sleep, Daytime Napping, and Labor Outcomes in Healthy Pregnant Women in Taiwan. Res. Nurs. Health, 36: 612–622. doi: 10.1002/nur.21568
This work was supported by National Science Council, Taiwan, NSC 99-2314-B-002-002 and NSC 100-2314-B-002-029-MY3. The authors would like to thank Wen-Li Lin, Wen-Hsin Chang, and Zin-Hye Yang for their assistance in data collection. Special thanks to the women who participated in the study.
- Issue published online: 14 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 31 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 SEP 2013
- National Science Council, Taiwan. Grant Numbers: NSC 99-2314-B-002-002, NSC 100-2314-B-002-029-MY3
We prospectively examined the associations of nighttime and daytime sleep during the third trimester of pregnancy with labor duration and risk of cesarean deliveries in a convenience sample of 120 nulliparous women who completed sleep-related questionnaires and wore wrist actigraphs for up to 7 days. Nap duration and 24-hour sleep duration were inversely associated with labor duration in women with vaginal delivery. Neither actigraphy-derived nor self-reported sleep variables were associated with type of delivery (e.g., vaginal, cesarean). Results showed a beneficial effect of sleep on labor duration and suggest that studies of sleep duration effects on labor and pregnancy outcomes require a consideration of the amount of both daytime and nighttime sleep. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 36: 612–622, 2013