Shallow Thought #343 – Nightmare

#343 – Nightmare

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  • Steven Black says:

    Having more dreams can be a sign of sleep apnea, as can having more nightmares.

    Do you snore? That’s also a sign of sleep apnea.

    With sleep apnea, a person stops breathing briefly while they sleep. Sometimes someone listening to a snoring person can hear breaks in the snoring where the snoring stops and starts up again.

    The increase in nightmares is a part of the body’s process to rouse a person so that they will start breathing again.

    This may mean you’re not reaching the deeper stages of sleep for as long as needed to feel completely rested. Seeming to sleep for a long time and not feel as rested as you might expect can also be a symptom of sleep apnea.

    Unfortunately these deeper stages of sleep are also were various metabolic functions take place. Failure to treat sleep apnea can result in a number health problems and even death.