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Diagnostic and Management Approach to Common Sleep Disorders During Pregnancy

JONES, CHRISTOPHER R. MD, PhD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: June 2013 - Volume 56 - Issue 2 - p 360–371
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31828f2717
Neurologic Diseases in Pregnancy: An Overview

The significance for maternal and fetal health of gestational obstructive sleep apnea, primary insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy are summarized. The pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, and basic Sleep Medicine concepts that assist the obstetrician in suspecting these 4 conditions are described. Where appropriate, initial management options are also outlined. Referral guidelines to a Sleep Medicine specialist are included when further diagnostic, severity assessment, and management suggestions are needed.

Department of Neurology, Division of Sleep and Movement Disorders, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Supported by the University of Utah, School of Medicine including the Department of Neurology as well as the National Institutes of Health. C.R.J. is currently receiving 2 grants from the United States National Institutes of Health: NIH 1 R01 NS072360-01A1 prime sponsor by subcontract from University of California San Francisco and NIH HL059596 prime sponsor by subcontract from University of California San Francisco.

The author declares that there is nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Christopher R, Jones, MD, PhD, Department of Neurology, Division of Sleep and Movement Disorders, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. E-mail: chris.jones@hsc.utah.edu

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.