Friday, October 17, 2008


I guess I snore when I'm pregnant. I did last time and I'm starting to again. I only noticed because I woke myself up a couple times, haha. According to Jeremy I've been snoring for a couple weeks. Oh well, I guess he has to get used to it!

Here's a little excerpt from Babycenter who suggests sleeping on your side but that won't help because I always always sleep on my side anyway. The other remedy?...birth :)

"Snoring is relatively common during pregnancy, although no one knows exactly how widespread it is. It tends to be more of a problem in the third trimester. In one study, almost a quarter of women reported frequent snoring and another 25 percent reported occasional snoring by the last week of their pregnancy.

While you — and your partner — may be less than thrilled about this new development, take heart: There's a good chance you'll stop snoring so much after your baby is born.

Swollen nasal passages may be at least partly to blame for your midnight melodies. Higher levels of estrogen during pregnancy contribute to swelling in the mucous membranes lining the nose and can even cause you to make more mucus.

What's more, the amount of blood in your body increases when you're pregnant and your blood vessels expand, which can lead to swollen nasal membranes as well. (Congestion from other causes, such as a cold or allergies, can cause snoring too.)

Also, the heavier you are to begin with and the more weight you gain during pregnancy, the more likely you are to have trouble breathing during sleep, because of the extra tissue in your neck and throat."

Oh I like that little jab at the end about how fat women are more likely to snore. Thanks for that babycenter.

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