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How does your breathing change during rem?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology
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In brief: Yes REM matters

When you switch into rem sleep, your breathing becomes more rapid, irregular, and shallow.
During rem sleep, breathing is erratic, with variable respiratory rate and tidal volume and frequent central apneas. Thus, breathing is impaired during sleep compared with wakefulness.

In brief: Yes REM matters

When you switch into rem sleep, your breathing becomes more rapid, irregular, and shallow.
During rem sleep, breathing is erratic, with variable respiratory rate and tidal volume and frequent central apneas. Thus, breathing is impaired during sleep compared with wakefulness.
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: It doesn't

Rem is experienced while sleeping.
Patients with apnea have problems achieving rem stage of sleep. Breathing does not affect rem.

In brief: It doesn't

Rem is experienced while sleeping.
Patients with apnea have problems achieving rem stage of sleep. Breathing does not affect rem.
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