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At what time of the night am I most likely to have sleep apnea episodes?
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Dr. Peter Hahn
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Latter half
Obstructive apneas can happen any time you are sleeping, however, in general obstructive apneas tend to be worse during rem sleep.
Rem sleep is more prominent during the latter half of the night. This is different from central sleep apnea, where central apneas tend to be improved during rem sleep.

In brief: Latter half
Obstructive apneas can happen any time you are sleeping, however, in general obstructive apneas tend to be worse during rem sleep.
Rem sleep is more prominent during the latter half of the night. This is different from central sleep apnea, where central apneas tend to be improved during rem sleep.
Dr. Peter Hahn
Dr. Peter Hahn
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: REM sleep
Apnea can occur in all stages of sleep but usually is worse in rem sleep and when sleeping on your back.

In brief: REM sleep
Apnea can occur in all stages of sleep but usually is worse in rem sleep and when sleeping on your back.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Mike Deldar
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: All night
But the most dangerous part is the first hour.

In brief: All night
But the most dangerous part is the first hour.
Dr. Mike Deldar
Dr. Mike Deldar
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