On Yahoo! Health, a writer shares her struggle as a woman to be taken seriously as a candidate for obstructive sleep apnea. She was eventually diagnosed with with mild OSA.
The first clear benefit of treating my sleep apnea was a surprise: My memory became richer. After two weeks on the CPAP, memories began bubbling up, as if I’d run into old friends and family I didn’t usually see. Some people notice a burst of vivid dreams, a phenomenon called “REM rebound,” when your body catches up on the REM dreaming sleep that was previously interrupted.