Can Sleep-Breathing Problems Cause Postpartum Depression?

A recent study recommended that all new mothers be screened for postpartum depression. This is not a bad idea, since so many women are likely to undergo some form of depression in the postpartum period. Even my wife Kathy experienced it after our first son, Jonas, was born. There are many good explanations for postpartum […]

Do All Pregnant Women Have Sleep Apnea?

We know that significant weight gain is a common aggravator of obstructive sleep apnea. If you already have narrowed jaws and gain some weight, then you'll move up the sleep-breathing continuum that I describe in my book, Sleep, Interrupted. But why is it that when women become pregnant, sleep apnea is the last thing that's […]