The study “Associations of early pregnancy sleep duration with trimester-specific blood pressures and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy,” which was published in the October issue of SLEEP, received wide coverage from media outlets such as CNN, HealthDay and UPI.

WebMD reported that getting too much or too little sleep during the first trimester may increase a woman’s risk of developing elevated blood pressure and its related complications later in pregnancy.

MedPage Today noted that the study is the first to explore the relationship between sleep habits and blood pressure in pregnant women.