According to a study by Kathryn A. Lee and Aaron B. Caughey, "Most women (78%) report that their sleep is...
According to a study by Kathryn A. Lee and Aaron B. Caughey, "Most women (78%) report that their sleep is worse during pregnancy than at any other time in their lives." Some problems related to a lack of pregnancy sleep noted in this study include:
- Maternal hypertension and intrauterine growth retardation due to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
- Pregnant women with snoring and daytime sleepiness are at higher risk for developing preeclampsia.
- Too little sleep during the third trimester may place women at increased risk for longer labors and cesarean births.
- Restless leg syndrome.
- Being overweight or obese - often related to sleep apnea.
- General uncomfortableness.
- Having to change position - if you were a tummy sleeper for instance.
- Having to pee often during the night.
- Worries about your upcoming labor and birth experience.
- It's too hot - pregnant women tend to have a much warmer body temp than when they're not pregnant.