Early signs of sleep and mood pathology in pregnant women may link to depression and suicide

Takeaway

  • Study looks at the relationship between sleep reactivity and prenatal symptoms of insomnia, depression, anxiety, and suicidality in pregnant women.

Why this matters

  • Sleep reactivity, which is the degree of sleep disruption in response to stress exposure, is a risk factor for insomnia; however, little is known about its characteristics in pregnancy, a time when sleep and mood commonly deteriorate.