Category Archives: Pulmonology

Sleep Breathing Problems During Pregnancy

  Many changes that occur during pregnancy can alter breathing function leading to problems during sleep, including worsening of sleep disordered breathing.  Sleep disordered breathing is a condition categorized by frequent episodes of hypopnea (under breathing) and apnea (not breathing) during sleep. Sleep disordered breathing ranges in severity from snoring, it’s mildest and most common form, through to the most severe form in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome.  One of the most common symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing is snoring which