Pregnant Women With Sleeping Disorder More Likely To Deliver Early

August 11, 2017

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Another reason to get a good night's sleep, especially for pregnant women.  A new study found that women with insomnia had greater risk to delivering a premature baby.  Women diagnosed insomnia raised the risk of having a pre-term birth by 30% and those with sleep apnea by 40%. Overall 15% of women diagnosed with some kind of sleep disorder had preemies compared to 11% among women without a sleep disorder.  The study authors were quick to point out the results were  referring to women with diagnosed problems, not those occasionally have trouble sleeping while pregnant which is fairly common.  The research could help doctors determine more specific risk factors for would-be mother’s delivering too early.

SOURCE: New York Times

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