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Experts respond: Maternal sleep habits and stillbirth risk

John Kerr posted in on June 15th, 2011.

A New Zealand study published today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has examined whether snoring, sleep position, and other sleep practices in pregnant women are associated with risk of stillbirth. Researchers at the University of Auckland found that sleeping on the left side may be associated with a reduced risk of stillbirth, when compared with […]

The Press: Sleep disorders dangerous

Peter Griffin posted in on November 4th, 2009.

Rebecca Todd of The Press reports on Christchurch Hospital’s new sleep research unit, following research which shows that people who suffer from sleep apnoea are 25 times more likely to be involved in car crashes. Sleep apnoea is a fairly common condition, in which people stop breathing for short periods while asleep, and as a […]

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