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   *characterized by loud snoring followed by periods of silence when breathing stops or nearly stops which usually occurs at least five times during every hour of sleep   *characterized by loud snoring followed by periods of silence when breathing stops or nearly stops which usually occurs at least five times during every hour of sleep
 +  *affects 2-4% of adults
   *snoring associated with sleep apnoea is least likely to occur in stages 3 & 4 (deep sleep) and is **most likely in REM sleep**   *snoring associated with sleep apnoea is least likely to occur in stages 3 & 4 (deep sleep) and is **most likely in REM sleep**
     * only when obstructive sleep apnoea becomes very severe and uniform throughout the night will deep non-REM stage 4 sleep be affected because light and REM sleep become so fragmented by apnoeas that the sufferer is not able to reach the point of descent into deep sleep, and it ceases to feature     * only when obstructive sleep apnoea becomes very severe and uniform throughout the night will deep non-REM stage 4 sleep be affected because light and REM sleep become so fragmented by apnoeas that the sufferer is not able to reach the point of descent into deep sleep, and it ceases to feature
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