Sleep Apnea Could Be Robbing You Of Everyday Memories
A study out of NYU Langone Medical Center says sleep apnea can disturb your REM sleep, which plays a big role in memory consolidation.By Matt Moreno | November 3, 2014
Medical professionals have long noted how important it is to get a good night's sleep, and now another study, suggests if that sleep is disturbed by sleep apnea, your memory could be negatively affected.
A study out of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City and published in The Journal of Neuroscience says for the first time scientists have discovered a connection between sleep apnea and a negative impact on your memory of everyday events.
As HealthDay explains, "Tests on 18 people with severe sleep apnea showed that this ability -- called spatial memory -- was impaired when sleep apnea disrupted rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, even when other stages of sleep weren't affected."