Snoring ... A sign of what is to come??

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Re : Snoring ... A sign of what is to come??

Postby leighann » Tue Dec 23, 2003 07:22 am

I have snored my whole life... LOL... I developed pre-e but wanted to mention a friend of mine had horrible congestion and snoring when pg with her ds and she did not get pre-e.

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Re : Snoring ... A sign of what is to come??

Postby annegarrett » Mon Dec 22, 2003 01:35 pm

I think I read something about excessive snoring and P/E but you know--I don't know when or where so unless someone else finds the reference, I wouldn't take my word on it. I know that snoring in general does seem to be increased in pregnancy. Alas.

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Re : Snoring ... A sign of what is to come??

Postby robyn » Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:23 am

I was an *excessive snorer* during my second pregnancy, so much so that my dh decided to sleep on the couch! I was "stuffy" through the whole pregnancy and was even treated for a sinus infection. I've come across a few studies that link snoring (airway obstruction) with high blood pressure/preeclampsia. I know that they've done a few studies where they hook pg women up to CPAP machines and it has been found to successfuly reduce blood pressures. I'm sure this isn't the CURE we're looking for, but it is a curious link.

I think there's a major difference in regular snoring and PE-type snoring. I don't know if the snoring is caused by increased swelling or if the snoring causes increased blood pressue which causes swelling. In my case, the snoring started way before I had any noticeable swelling. BTW, my snoring went away completely once I delivered. [:I]

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Re : Snoring ... A sign of what is to come??

Postby lisac » Thu Dec 18, 2003 01:32 pm

I'm normally a very quite sleeper. I started snoring quite a bit during pregnancy after the first trimester. I went on to develop severe PE @ 23 wks. I had read in a few places, though, that pregnant women just tend to snore in general. It's interesting to note but I hope that nobody would have unecessary anxiety about it. There's really no proof of a connection.

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Re : Snoring ... A sign of what is to come??

Postby amandab » Wed Dec 17, 2003 03:11 pm

Here's what I know from experience about snoring... My sister-in-law started snoring in the 3rd trimester with both of her pgs. She also went on to develop HELLP both times. I also started snoring in the 3rd trimester in my first pg, and I then developed pre-e. The snoring started a couple of weeks before the rise in BP for both of us. Could be a coincidence, but I've told my DH to let me know the minute I start snoring this time!!

Also I want to mention that I have always had a lot of problems with congestion due to allergies (even when not pg). I have NEVER snored other than in the weeks before being diagnosed with pre-e, and as soon as I delivered I stopped snoring.

Every woman is different, though. But now that you are snoring, just monitor your BP closer. That certainly won't hurt!


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Re : Snoring ... A sign of what is to come??

Postby sarab » Wed Dec 17, 2003 09:17 am


I started snoring around my 20th week, and it was BAD. My husband hated it and sometimes it was so loud that I woke myself up! [:I] I was daignosed with pree at 23 weeks, and while reading up on it I also came across several studies linking snoring to pree. I asked my doctor about it and he said he had also heard about this and thought that they very well could be related in some cases. Maybe the high BP just puts a lot of strain on those tiny blood vessels in our nose.

Also, I tried the breathe right strips and they did nothing for me, but maybe you'll have better luck. The best news I can give you though is that my snoring did stop after I delivered, much to my and my husband's relief. [:D]

Good luck!

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Re : Snoring ... A sign of what is to come??

Postby mada » Wed Dec 17, 2003 08:49 am

You want to get a cool mist humidifier, my doc said those are the best....Vicks makes a good one with a filter..Then all you do is fill it up with clean cool water. Also, always clean it with water only, never use soap or detergents.....Hope this helps[:)]

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Re : Snoring ... A sign of what is to come??

Postby tahoe4 » Wed Dec 17, 2003 08:44 am

Strange that you posted this question. I was reading "What to Expect When You're Expecting" last night and there was a question in there about why do you snore when you're pregnant. When you're pregnant your blood vessels swell and so do the capillaries in your nose. This causes congestion, which causes snoring and is very normal. I've never heard that it's a sign of pre-e.

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Re : Snoring ... A sign of what is to come??

Postby newmommymar04 » Wed Dec 17, 2003 07:42 am

Yes I have been congested, But I am always congested and have been congested my whole pregnancy.

Maybe I am a bit "extra" congested for the past few days and having the heater on does'nt help either.

No Headaches or anything. Acutally I have been checking my blood pressure since my SVT heart issue and its been very low. Last night it was 110/65.

I hope I dont develop sleep apnea!! Gosh I am such a worry wart!!

I am going to go buy some breathe right strips and a cool humidifier today after work. I need the humidifier anyways for the baby so I will just go ahead and buy it now.

What do I put in humidifiers???
I have never used one.


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