Decreased sleep quality seems to be a common physical change during pregnancy.
But it is still unclear if insomnia in pregnancy is associated with the same risk factors as chronic insomnia in common people.
Recently, scientists conducted a study to explore the determinants of insomnia during pregnancy.
The findings are published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep and Medicine.
The study included 266 women who were in their late pregnancy. Researchers checked their sleep quality, general physical activity, and different sleep disorders.
The research team found that almost 40% of the women in the study received a diagnosis of insomnia.
The team then divided all women with insomnia in terms of insomnia duration: 49% developed insomnia at least 1 year before the study and 39.6% during pregnancy.
The women in whom insomnia developed during pregnancy showed different scores in eating at night, legs tingling, nightmares, and snoring compared to women without insomnia.
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