Why you’re snoring during pregnancy (and how to treat it)

by Samantha Ball |

You've probably told your partner off for snoring a million times, but did you ever think that he would be telling you off for it?

Trying to get comfortable when sleeping is a tricky task, so when you are finally comfy, you don't want to be woken up to your partner saying you're snoring.

Snoring during pregnancy is very common, so if you're wondering why all of a sudden you sound like a freight train in the middle of the night, here's everything you need to know about snoring during pregnancy and five remedies to stop it!

What makes me snore during pregnancy?

If you've never snored before, but suddenly found yourself competing with your partner on who can snore the loudest, don't worry as snoring while pregnant is more common than you think, with most women starting during the second trimester.

Due to the increase in hormones in your body, it can lead to nasal congestion that increases when you lay down, which then causes you to snore. Another reason you might be snoring is due to pregnancy weight gain. Whether you put a little bit of weight on or a lot through your pregnancy, extra tissue around your head or neck can be a reason for you snoring.

Will my snoring stop when I have my baby?

The good news is, if you started snoring during your pregnancy, you are very likely to stop snoring after your little bundle of joy arrives.

Remedies to help stop snoring

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1) Sleep on your side

If your partner snores, you've probably heard this one before. Sleeping on your side reduces the compression of your airwaves, making it easier to breathe.

Sleeping on your left side is also good for helping digestion. It's definitely worth a try!

Now read:

'Pregnancy sucks!' and 25 other things you're not meant to say when pregnant

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Your third trimester: what to expect!


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