Doctors say pregnant women should carefully monitor the quality of sleep.
If a pregnant woman has trouble sleeping, particularly insomnia or sleep apnea, she has an increased risk of premature birth. This was stated by the staff of the University of California, which analyzed the status of two groups of women, reports Rus.Media.
Doctors say pregnant women should carefully monitor the quality of sleep. This will depend on their health and the health of the baby.
If pregnant women had sleep apnea, the risk of premature birth (earlier, 34 weeks) increased by more than half. When insomnia is diagnosed, the risk was almost doubled.
The first group of women consisted of women who had sleep disturbances, and the second pregnant women without sleep disorders. As a result of observations, scientists have found that premature birth (before 37 weeks) in women with sleep disturbance had occurred in 14.6% of cases. In the second group the figure is 10.9 per cent.