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Snoring During Pregnancy

Is that racket coming from you? If your partner is pining for the days of silent nights, you can probably blame it on pregnancy—here's why.
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May 2, 2017
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Pregnant women are more than twice as likely to snore as non-pregnant ones, and in the third trimester especially.

Studies suggest that your new nighttime habit is due to more narrow upper airways, which should return to normal after delivery. There are also studies that link snoring in pregnancy to gestational diabetes, so it may be a good idea to let your OB know you’re rattling the windows. And, as always, eat healthy and exercise (heavier women are more likely to snore). If you didn’t snore before pregnancy, you’ll probably return to silent snoozing after baby comes.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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