Sleep Apnea, Snoring & Pregnancy
Expecting mothers are challenged with the physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy, and having sleep apnea makes it that much harder.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) interferes with your ability to breathe while sleeping, causing the muscles in the back of your throat to block your airway. A notable symptom of sleep apnea is loud and frequent snoring, but not everyone who snores suffers from it.
Seeking a proper sleep study can help determine the issue and provide the care you and your unborn child need early on. With intensive training in oral medicine and sleep apnea treatment, Dr. Hobbs is a sleep specialist that offers customized, convenient oral appliances to treat sleep apnea.
If you’re an expectant mother with sleep apnea, discover our guide to learn how to ensure your child’s well-being.
Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea During Pregnancy
Frequent signs of sleep apnea in pregnant women include:
Some of these symptoms may be a result of pregnancy, which is why many pregnant women with sleep apnea go undiagnosed.
If you have any of these symptoms, we encourage you to take preventive measures and schedule a free consultation. Dr. Hobbs takes the time to provide the high-quality care you deserve and ensures you receive the best possible results.
Risks of Sleep Apnea When Expecting
Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that requires professional attention. Without proper treatment, expecting mothers can provoke more complications during their pregnancy, including:
In addition to these issues, sleep apnea can increase the risk of future health complications such as heart failure, kidney failure, and high blood pressure.
It’s imperative to seek treatment to avoid these consequences and have a safe, healthy pregnancy.
Discovering Solutions for Pregnancy-Related Sleep Apnea
Dr. Hobbs recognizes the impact of sleep apnea on pregnant women, which is why it’s important to seek treatment early on to lower the risk of future complications.
We offer a custom-made, comfortable alternative to CPAP: personalized oral appliances that help reduce sleep apnea symptoms.
If you’re pregnant and suffer from sleep apnea, call our office today at 903-686-9076 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hobbs. Or if you prefer, you can also leave your information at the bottom of the page and we’ll get back to you.
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