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.
This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.