Sleep Apnea May Increase The Risk Of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Guest post Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition among Americans. This is well evident as one in 15 Americans suffers from this condition these days. A new study states that women who have OSA are highly prone to high risk health conditions during pregnancy, which is fatal to their babies and the mothers. The […]

Women with Gestational Diabetes Have 7X Increased Risk of Sleep Apnea

Here’s another not too surprising study revealing that women with gestational diabetes during pregnancy have 7 times increased risk of having obstructive sleep apnea compared to women without gestational diabetes. There are also many other studies linking preeclampsia (dangerous high blood pressure during pregnancy) with obstructive sleep apnea. Gaining significant weight during pregnancy can tip you over the […]

Obese Women More Likely to Have Children with Autism

Here’s a not-to-surprising study showing that obese women are at higher risk of having children with autism. Obese women were 67% more likely to have an autistic child, and about 2x as likely to have an child with another developmental disorder. Having gestational diabetes also raised by 2x a mother’s risk of having a baby […]

Is Nocturnal Asthma Really Sleep Apnea?

Having an asthma attack in the middle of the night can be a frightening and terrifying experience. Typically, these attacks happen in the early morning hours, just before awakening.  Now there’s research showing that poorly controlled asthma during pregnancy can increase a woman’s chances of developing preeclampsia (50%) and premature births (25%). Furthermore, infants born […]

Pregnant Women More Likely To Stop Breathing At Night

As a follow-up to my post last week on why pregnant women may have an increased risk of stroke, here’s a study published this month in the journal Sleep. Researchers compared 34 women with gestational hypertension vs. 26 healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies. Significant sleep-disordered breathing was defined as a respiratory disturbance index (RDI) of […]