Women with Sleep Disorders Are More Likely to Give Preterm Birth

A new study from the University of California, San Francisco, finds that women with sleep disorders, including insomnia and sleep apnea, are at higher risk of preterm birth.sleep disorders may lead to preterm birth

For the study, the scientists analyzed the data they received from 2,265 women diagnosed with a sleep disorder during pregnancy. Some participants matched the study criteria with the same risk factors for early birth like high blood pressure, smoking during pregnancy, or having a previous premature birth. Having analyzed the received data, the scientists came to the conclusion that pregnant women with sleep disorders were 14.6% more likely to give birth before 37 weeks of gestation.

Senior author of the study Aric Pather, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychiatry, says: “The women who had a diagnosis of a sleep disorder recorded in their medical record most likely had more severe presentations. It’s likely that the prevalence would be much higher if more women were screened for sleep disorders during pregnancy.”

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Cart Preview

Rate This:

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5]
ADHD Symptoms in Teens Linked to Intensive Social Media Use

ADHD Symptoms in Teens Linked to Intensive Social Media Use

A new study, published in the medical journal JAMA, finds that the more teenagers involved in social media, the higher their risk is to develop the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These symptoms may include inattention, hyperactivity,...

Your Blood Type Determines the Risk of Being Attacked by Ticks

Your Blood Type Determines the Risk of Being Attacked by Ticks

Scientists from the Check Republic discovered the evidence that ticks may prefer attacking people with a certain blood type. Tick, the blood-sucking parasites, can carry various bacteria, including bugs that cause the Lyme disease. In the course of study, the...

[WpProQuiz 1]

Featured Products

How to Choose the Right Sport for You?

We all know that doing sports is very important, both for health and for a beautiful body. But at the moment when we decide to finally take the path, we are faced with the question: what kind of sport is right for me? So, let's start with the fact that a lot of people...

read more