Pregnancy

23 08, 2017

Restless legs syndrome and poor sleep in pregnant women

2021-05-01T23:24:53+00:00August 23, 2017|Pregnancy, Sleep Disorders, Women|

Pregnancy can mean sleepless nights and discomfort for many women. But are these common sleep disturbances indicators of an actual sleep disorder? Research from the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center suggests they could be. A recent study found that 36 percent of women in [...]

21 08, 2013

Gestational diabetes increases risk of sleep apnea seven-fold

2021-04-29T18:37:13+00:00August 21, 2013|Diabetes, Pregnancy, Sleep Apnea|

A new study found that women diagnosed with gestational diabetes are nearly seven times more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) than other pregnant women. "It is common for pregnant women to experience sleep disruptions, but the risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea increases [...]

2 01, 2013

Treating sleep-disordered breathing in pregnancy may improve fetal health

2021-04-29T18:37:10+00:00January 2, 2013|Pregnancy, Sleep Disorders, Women|

A new study suggests that treatment of mild sleep-disordered breathing with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in pregnant women with preeclampsia improves fetal activity levels, a marker of fetal well-being. Results show that the average number of fetal movements increased from 319 during [...]

8 10, 2012