7 Oct 2010

Pregnant women sought for sleep survey

6:38 am on 7 October 2010

Massey University researchers are looking for pregnant Maori women to join a study on disrupted sleep.

Sarah Jane Paine from Tuhoe and Ngati Rongo says 500 of the 1000 women in the 3 year study need to be Maori.

She says sleep apnoea and associated disorders are more prevalent in Maori than the general population.

Ms Paine told Waatea News the study is looking at how sleep changes during pregnancy and after the birth, have an effect on the type of delivery the woman goes through, and on her health afterwards.