Objective: Our study aims to identify changes in sleep during pregnancy and the factors causing these changes. We also assessed women's satisfaction from their support, advice and methods provided, and the results. Means et methods: We conducted a retrospective study, declarative from an anonymous questionnaire. The study was conducted on two sites (consultation service Maternity University Hospital of Tours and a cabinet of midwives). Three hundred questionnaires were distributed, the final sample was 165. Quantitative variables were grouped into classes and expressed by averages. Categorical variables were collected as percentages and compared using the χ2test (Chi2). The level of significance (P) set at 0.05. Results: Many sleep disorders can be found during pregnancy, particular period of life of a woman, with an increased frequency compared to the general population. The first quarter is rather marked by an increase in sleep time. The second quarter is a period with addiction in general, sleep better. The last trimester of pregnancy shows an increase in the number of women increased disorder, with decreased sleep time and poorer sleep quality. Impaired sleep in late pregnancy is explained mostly by the discomfort caused by so-called minor ailments " of pregnancy." Most of these difficulties can be prevented or corrected by simple measures of sleep hygiene and reassuring listening. © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS.
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