Sleep Apnea May Affect Your Pregnancy

As researchers dive more into sleep science, it seems they find another area of life impacted by lack of rest every day.  The latest study involves sleep apnea and pregnant women.

Sleep apnea is a disorder in which a person reduces or completely stops breathing while asleep. The new study, led by a researcher from the Department of Gynecology at Northwestern University revealed that this sleep disorder could cause unwanted pregnancy outcomes – the most prevalent being preterm birth.  The study is still in its beginning stages, and is still investigating if sleep apnea is causing  the pregnancy issues, or if they are also related to some of the risk factors that can lead to sleep apnea, such as obesity.

Source: India Times

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