Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Sleep disruption during pregnancy and its relationship with dietary intake.
Pregnancy-related sleep disruption is common, even in those without prior sleep problems. Recent research in non-pregnant populations has demonstrated that disturbed sleep has a powerful influence on both food choice and metabolism. Sleep disruption has been found to result in poorer food choices (higher carbohydrate and fat-containing food), decreased signals to stop eating and a lowered metabolism, resulting in overall weight gain. The study will investigate the relationships between sleep during pregnancy and dietary intake.
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Prof Deborah Loxton
Dr Michelle Blumfield
Prof Helen Truby
Dr Sean Cain
Mr Zarrara Zia
Prof Terry Haines