Sleep and pregnancy – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers suggest that the loss of regular sleep cycles could contribute to complications during pregnancy. Dr. Michael Twery at the NIH says pregnant women should bring up information about sleep disturbances with their doctor.
Twery: The research now underway indicates that not breathing, not sleeping contributes to your risk of gestational conditions like hypertension, diabetes, preeclampsia, and all the consequences thereof.
Narrator: He adds, more research is needed to find out to what extent waiting or treating sleep symptoms is going to improve results. For more information on sleep research or to participate in a clinical trial, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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