The Effect of Warm Water Soaking Therapy on Sleep Quality in Third Trimester Pregnant Women
One of the health problems commonly experienced by pregnant women is issues with sleep quality in the third trimester. In America as many as 78% of women have more sleep disturbances during pregnancy compared to other times. One of the non-pharmacological ways to manage bad sleep quality is soaking the feet in warm water. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of warm water foot therapy on the sleep quality of third trimester pregnant women. This was a quasi-experimental study with a pretest-posttest design and a control group. The sample consisted of 24 respondents, 12 of whom were divided into the intervention group and 12 into the control group. Data analysis was carried out in two stages, namely univariate and bivariate by using dependent and independent t-tests. The results showed that there was a significant difference in the quality of sleep in third trimester pregnant women in the Cigugur Central Health Center in Cimahi City before and after their feet were treated with warm water (p < 0.001). It is therefore recommended that third trimester pregnant women who have sleep quality problems soak their feet in warm water before going to bed.
Keywords: pregnancy, sleep quality, therapy soak warm water
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