Pregnant mother's sleep could impact time of birth

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Pregnant mother's sleep could impact time of birth. Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News at 7 a.m. on August 12, 2018.

Being pregnant can make for some sleepless nights.

But here's a reason why moms-to-be should try and get shut-eye during pregnancy.

The study published in the journal "Sleep Medicine Reviews" found mothers suffering from sleep apnea, or even poor sleep quality, could increase the likelihood of pre-term birth.

The research did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship, only an association.

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