One thing that can be very destructive that plenty of people do all night is snoring. Snoring is something that many people do while sleeping. It happens for different reasons. And it can happen to just about anyone. It is loud and annoying, making anyone who happens to be sleeping in the snorer’s vicinity quite upset. No one likes to share a bed with someone who snores. This is a fact.
But it’s not just an annoying situation. For pregnant women, it can actually be a health hazard. It turns out that snoring while pregnant can actually harm an unborn baby. This was recently discovered in a study that was conducted by the University of Michigan.
What Did the Study Show
The study looked at 1673 pregnant women who were in their first trimester. It was discovered that 35 percent of the women snored. Later, all participants had their medical records looked at after they gave birth. This is when researchers discovered that women who snored more than three nights per week had a worse experience delivering their baby. Women who began snoring while pregnant did so due to being overweight, fluid retention and/or hormone imbalance.
Chronic snorers were two-thirds more likely to give birth to a baby who would end up below the tenth percentile of weight. Also, snorers were twice more likely to have a C-section.
Why is That
Amazingly enough, snoring can actually cause inflammation that’s harmful to one’s cardiovascular system. It also causes inflammation that will alter blood vessels that go to the placenta. This can subsequently lead to less blood flow and nutrients to reach an unborn baby. That, in turn, results in less growth, which may explain why smaller babies are born to women who snore.
So if you’re pregnant, and a snorer, what can you do to cure the snoring bug? Experts suggest sleeping with a propped up pillow. If you snore more than just three nights a week, it’s best to have your blood pressure checked to ensure that all is well. Other than that, try to ensure that your pregnancy is otherwise healthy. At the end of the day, a healthy pregnancy will most likely result in a healthy baby.
Snoring Treatments @ Dr. Max Lingo’s Office
At Dr. Max Lingo’s office, our snoring treatments help eliminate snoring for you and your loved ones from the very first time it is worn. Snoring not only makes it difficult for you or the person you love to sleep at night, but but it is also linked with problems like:
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular disease
- Reflux disease
Silent Nite Snoring Appliances
Dr. Lingo uses Silent Nite, a customized appliance that naturally opens the airway and reduces between 75-100% of snoring in his patients. The Silent Nite prosthesis looks just like a set of clear retainers that snap onto your teeth. The straightforward approach is based on the techniques used during rescue breathing!
What are you waiting for? All that is needed is an impression of your teeth. Call us to schedule an appointment today. In no time, you’ll have a custom made snoring guard and be sleeping sounder than you have in years. The results may even bring a couple to tears of joy.
It is a good idea if you have a snoring issue or your loved one does, that you have it looked into by Dr. Max L Lingo, Evansville, Indiana dentist. Let them explain your options. Or if you need any other service, contact our office now if you need bonding & filling, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, dentures & partials, extractions, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening, teeth cleaning, plaque removal and more.