Pregnancy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Helena Schotland
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)


Pregnancy is a period of profound physiological change. During gestation, alterations in sleep and breathing are common. In some cases, these normal physiological alterations may result in sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). The purpose of this chapter is to describe the normal physiological changes seen in sleep and breathing during pregnancy and discuss the pathological implications of these alterations as they relate to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).


Pregnant Woman Obstructive Sleep Apnea Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Obstet Gynecol Gestational Weight Gain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helena Schotland
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  1. 1.Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphia

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