Back to FAQs There has been some correlation between sleep apnea and memory loss. Researchers believe the link between these conditions is due to a couple of the severe symptoms of sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea

  • Sleep deprivation: People with sleep apnea hold their breaths for small periods causing their bodies to wake up and force an inhale response. Even if the person does not realize this is happening, it causes poor quality of sleep, which leads to sleep deprivation. Lack of restful sleep is associated with reduced cognitive function. You increase your ability to react better, think clearer, and remember more when you get an adequate amount of sleep.
  • Low oxygen levels: People who have sleep apnea often experience periods of low blood oxygen levels. Not having the right quantities of oxygen in your blood can cause a myriad of issues. One of the problems linked to low oxygen is memory loss.

If you feel you may have sleep apnea, you should talk to your doctor today, as there are many other health risks related to sleep apnea. While it is a severe illness, it is also very treatable. If you have been diagnosed and are currently using a CPAP or BIPAP for your sleep therapy, be sure to check out to help make cleaning your CPAP more thorough and convenient. Back to FAQs