Snoring is a relatively common problem during pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester.
Whilst you are pregnant, the amount of blood in your body increases, causing your blood vessels to expand. This may lead to swollen nasal passages, forcing you to breathe through your mouth which can lead to snoring.
The weight gained through pregnancy may lead to increased neck mass and a narrowing of the upper airway, restricting your ability to breathe freely. You may also find that you do not have the muscle tone needed to keep the upper airway sufficiently open during the night to prevent the vibration of soft tissue in the throat.
What can you do?
- To reduce the risk of any further nasal inflammation, consider how you could manage your allergies and chances of contracting a cold or flu virus.
- It is natural to gain weight during pregnancy. To limit the effect of weight gain on snoring, try not to gain more than the recommended amount of weight as suggested by your doctor and midwife.
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