2014, Number 4
Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología 2014; 40 (4)
Ramírez GA, Morales RAA
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: sleep-related breathing disorders --sleep apnea stands out-- are characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and cardio respiratory and cognitive secondary to repeated obstruction of the upper airway disorders. Pregnant women suffer from them with significant frequency.
Objective: analyze the impact of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) in maternal and perinatal morbidity through the evidence found in literature.
Methods: aliterature review was conducted for updating on methods for diagnosis, pathogenesis, sleep-related obstetric complications, and some recommended behaviors as well.
Conclusions: the association between sleep-related breathing disorders and increased maternal and perinatal risk is evident; drawing attention to the suffering patients has potential benefits in the detection of associated complications and it allows adopting a timely and efficient behavior during the prenatal control.