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Preg­nancy is syn­ony­mous with sleep­ing badly, but women who suf­fer from in­som­nia or other sleep­ing dis­or­ders may be at in­creased risk of giv­ing birth pre­ma­turely. A study found that those with in­som­nia had a 30% risk of giv­ing birth be­fore 37 weeks, and those with sleep ap­noea had a 40% risk. Lead au­thor Jen­nifer Felder says, “More se­vere dis­or­ders are often un­der­diag­nosed, be­cause poor sleep is com­mon dur­ing preg­nancy. But if women are hav­ing sleep prob­lems that are se­vere, im­pair­ing and dis­tress­ing, it’s im­por­tant to talk to their health care providers.”

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