Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Can Nightmares Mean I Have Apnea?

By    |   Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 11:09 AM

Question: Are nightmares a sign of sleep apnea?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Sleep apnea may be associated with nightmares, especially if nightmares are regularly disturbing your sleep. Often these nightmares are most intense upon wakening from an apnea event.
 
CPAP therapy may be necessary, and I recommend you see your physician for sleep apnea screening and referral to a sleep lab for more in depth evaluation.
 
Untreated sleep apnea is a deadly condition, and associated with heart failure, heart attack, sudden death and stroke.
 

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