Study: Sleep is tied to hypertension risk in pregnancy

10/4/2010 | CNN/The Chart blog

Researchers monitored about 1,300 healthy, pregnant women and found that those who got too little or too much sleep at night early in their pregnancy had a greater risk of developing hypertension during the third trimester. The study also showed an association between the amount of sleep and pre-eclampsia, a complication of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure.

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