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4. Disturbed Sleep

Sleep apnea patients find it nearly impossible to get a good night's sleep. A high-quality night's sleep consists of alternating cycles of REM and non-REM sleep. Sleep apnea prevents the body from adequately cycling back and forth between the two. Patients with sleep apnea may not enter REM sleep at all. Also, because sleep apnea causes a decrease in oxygen levels, it causes many subsequent health problems. As a result, sleep quality degrades drastically, leaving the patient feeling fatigued.

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