Sleep and Pregnancy with Kathryn A. Lee, RN, PhD, FAAN

June 27, 2011
Sleep deprivation takes a huge toll on society and new parents are an obvious place to study it.

Kathryn A. Lee, RN, PhD, FAAN

Understanding Sleep Hygiene

With years of sleep research under her belt, Lee has recently focused on helping parents — especially new and expecting mothers — get enough sleep. From these studies, Lee has found worrisome correlations between sleep deprivation during pregnancy and increased instances of Cesarean operations and length of labor. By educating families about proper sleep hygiene, she hopes to promote healthier home environments for mothers and babies.

Kathryn A. Lee, RN, PhD, FAAN
Professor
UCSF School of Nursing

Funding for Lee’s research is provided by the National Institutes of Health.

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