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Friday, September 24, 2010

A Loud Melodic Sleep

As I enter my third trimester, hubby told me that I was snoring a lot lately. I didn't believe him because I don't usually snore. But when I suddenly woke-up because of my own loud snore I finally believe him then (lol), I even asked him to  record my loud melodic sleep.

Is snoring during pregnancy normal? I searched the web again for answers and this  is what BabyCenter gave me.

Snoring is relatively common during pregnancy especially in the third trimester. The possible causes are:

Swollen nasal passages - higher levels estrogen produce during pregnancy may swell the mucous membranes lining in the nose. The increase of blood level in a pregnant woman's body and expanded blood vessels will also lead to swollen nasal membranes.

The more weight gained during pregnancy, the more likely cause trouble in breathing during sleep, because of the extra tissue in the neck and throat.

Frequent loud snoring could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, where your airway becomes blocked, causing you to briefly stop breathing in your sleep. If this occurs to you consult your doctor for necessary treatment right away.

Snoring can be reduced by sleeping on your side (which I sometimes does) rather than on your back and elevating your head slightly.

I do hope this snoring thing will disappear after I gave birth.

1 comment:

  1. It is good for you that you snor during pregnacy only. :) have a nice weekend

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