Ask the Sleep Doctor Topics: Sleep Apnea and Stroke, Pulmonary Hypertension, and MicroSleeps

Herein we have several people asking the doctor everyday questions about sleeping disturbances, ranging from sleep apnea to daytime napping. The doctor gives advice on each topic in laymen’s terms for best understanding by the reader.

We learn that short 10-15 minute naps are best to regain our energy. Also noted by the doctor is that anything more than that can make it very difficult for us to wake up and continue our day refreshed.

Dr. Rosenberg also explains how oximeters are not always accurate.

Science has found that at least 60% of stroke victims have a form of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is defined as a sleeping disorder that can cause low and shallow breathing, with pausing of a few seconds to minutes. This is a dangerous situation for many, that does not only cause daytime sleepiness but also may cause micro sleeps. During micro sleeps, the doctor explains that the body is actually entering into sleep mode. Because of this the doctor urges that sleep apnea studies should be done on individuals to garner an appropriate diagnosis and treatment. He reassures readers that the sleep apnea study can help to keep them healthy by acknowledging obvious health risks like strokes.

Key Points:

  • 1The link between sleep apnea and problems in the brain are strong.
  • 2A simple nightly oxygen meter can give someone a good idea if they have apnea.
  • 3That meter isn’t perfect, but by monitoring spikes and dips in your blood oxygen, you can see how and if apnea affects you nightly.


Many studies have shown that the incidence of sleep apnea in stroke patients is close to 60%. Treating the sleep apnea not only helps to prevent future strokes, but also increases the rate of recovery from a stroke.
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The Sleep Doctor answers questions about apnea, strokes, and other issues impacting sleep.
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