Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Baby's Sleep, Mother's Mood

I recently ran across an article in the ScienceDaily (Sep. 5, 2008)

Here is an excerpt from the article and the link to read the full article

"Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with an elevated risk for depression in everybody, at all stages of life, but in new moms, because of the hormonal changes and the need to recover from the pregnancy and birth, sleep deprivation can really be a problem," says Armitage, a professor of psychiatry at the U-M Medical School. "It can interfere with the social rhythms that are important for keeping the circadian clock in the brain in sync, it can minimize the amount of energy moms have to care for their infants, and it can contribute to the development of depression."

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