Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sleep and Fatigue Survey

Drs. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and Thomas Hale are researching mothers' sleep and fatigue, and invite mothers with babies under 12 mos. old to take their survey. They would like to include breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women, and women of all ethnicities and income levels. The survey takes 20-30 min. and is completely confidential. It has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, Texas.
The link for the survey is:

The researchers hope to document:
  • Where and how much do babies sleep?
  • Are mothers who breastfeed and co-sleep more or less tired than mothers who don’t?
  • Are mothers telling their friends, relatives and health care providers where their babies sleep?
  • Are there ethnic group differences in where babies sleep?
  • What is the role of depression, psychological trauma and difficult birth in mothers’ ongoing daytime fatigue?