Third Trimester

New Study Links Preterm Birth with Sleep Disorders

New Study Links Preterm Birth with Sleep Disorders

Researchers have found a tie-in between sleep disorders and preterm birth. Getting a restful amount of sleep is one of the best pieces of advice in the healthcare world. This is especially true of women who are expecting or may become pregnant. There can already be numerous types of sleeping disorders that pregnant women continue to face, let alone the struggles that can come with being an expectant mother. A growing concern is preterm birth among women who are facing several sleeping issues. In fact, it has been shown that over twelve percent of births in the United States alone are premature. This applies to babies who are less than 37 weeks as of the gestation time period. Women who have less sleep disruptions overall were shown to have delivered babies within a more normal time frame. Preterm infants are in need of more support for a better night's sleep, which can sometimes be not over stimulating them as much or as often.