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Table 1 Self-reported maternal sleep in last week

From: Survey of maternal sleep practices in late pregnancy in a multi-ethnic sample in South Auckland, New Zealand

  Response n = 377 (%)
Size of bed Queen 231 (61.3)
King 70 (18.6)
Double 63 (16.7)
Single 12 (3.2)
Floor 1 (0.3)
Shared bed with others Yes 332 (88.1)
No 45 (11.9)
Side of bed slept on Left 160 (42.4)
Right 145 (38.5)
Middle 36 (9.5)
Unsure 36 (9.5)
Reason for side of bed slept ona Easier in or out of bed 147 (39.0)
  More comfortable 134 (35.5)
Habit 124 (32.9)
Close to door 54 (14.3)
Close to bathroom 40 (10.6)
Children in bed 24 (6.4)
Partner choice 19 (5.0)
Close to phone 20 (5.3)
Other 17 (4.5)
Pillows for sleepa Under head 370 (98.1)
Supporting abdomen 119 (31.6)
Behind back 110 (29.2)
Between knees 96 (25.5)
Body pillow 6 (1.7)
Usual going-to-sleep position Either side 146 (38.7)
Right side 82 (21.8)
Left side 114 (30.2)
Sitting/propped 22 (5.8)
Supine 12 (3.2)
Prone 1 (0.3)
Reason for usual going-to-sleep positiona More comfortable 259 (68.7)
  Easier to get to sleep 120 (31.8)
Easier to get in or out of bed 89 (23.6)
Habit 55 (14.6)
Relieves hip/back pain 29 (7.7)
Relieves heartburn 24 (6.4)
Children in bed 20 (5.3)
Partner choice 14 (3.7)
Recommended position 15 (4.0)
  1. aPercentages add up to more than 100% as some selected more than one reason