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Prescribing Sleep With an Evolutionary Perspective to Prevent Postpartum Depression

      We read Leistikow et al.’s article “Prescribing Sleep: An Overlooked Treatment for Postpartum Depression” (
      • Leistikow N.
      • Baller E.B.
      • Bradshaw P.J.
      • Riddle J.N.
      • Ross D.A.
      • Osborne L.M.
      Prescribing sleep: An overlooked treatment for postpartum depression [published online ahead of print Mar 16].
      ) attentively, and certainly cannot agree more that current scientific evidence points to the fact that lack of sleep may play an important role in the development of postpartum depression. Therefore, the goal of improving maternal sleep during the postpartum period is a promising one. But we would like to make a few points in this regard.
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