Is Not Dreaming A Sign Of Sleep Apnea?

Is dreaming a sign of sleep apnea?

While most sufferers of sleep apnea will have some dreams, recent research has suggested that you might not be having as many.

A recent study found that while 71.4 percent of people without sleep apnea remember their dreams, only 43.2 percent of sleep apnea patients remember their dreams..

What are the warning signs of sleep apnea?

Signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include:Excessive daytime sleepiness.Loud snoring.Observed episodes of stopped breathing during sleep.Abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking.Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat.Morning headache.Difficulty concentrating during the day.More items…•

What does it mean when you sleep but don’t dream?

Dreams tend to occur during the rapid eye movement (REM) cycle of sleep. A 2019 study noted that our ability to make memories is impaired during REM sleep. That would help explain why we’re prone to forgetting dreams. Missing out on REM sleep could mean missing out on dreams, too.

Can sleep apnea go undetected?

Symptoms range from mild to severe “Not all snorers have sleep apnea, but snoring is usually the first symptom,” says Dr. Foldvary. “When apnea is mild, you may experience mild daytime sleepiness, sleep that isn’t refreshing, and fatigue. You may wake up often without knowing why, or get morning headaches.”

Do you dream more with CPAP?

When you start using your CPAP, you are able to get to the deep level of sleep required to dream. You may experience a lot of dreams at first, and then taper down to a normal amount. This occurs due to the body getting used to deep sleep again.

At what stage of sleep does sleep apnea occur?

Although sleep apnea can occur during any stage of sleep, it is often worst during REM sleep because of reduced muscle tone in the upper airway that naturally occurs during REM sleep. Some individuals, in fact, have apnea that only occurs during REM sleep.