Sleep Apnea or Sleep Disordered Breathing
Sleep is crucial state of everyday living that every living creature goes through every 24 hours. We are aware of the impact of poor quality or insufficient quantity of sleep, how it can impair important functions of the brain during wakefulness. There is some evidence that during sleep, brain cells disengage from daytime activities and try to recover the energy that they have spent the day prior and prepare for the next day's activities. There is also evidence that during sleep, the brain also gets rid of waste material
In the presence of poor quality or insufficient quantity of sleep, these two important functions are impaired and the research community has produced enough evidence that shows that good quality of sleep is essential for daytime functioning. There is also extensive data about the long term consequence on the health of individuals with poor quality sleep. Sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing is an example of the condition that impairs both the quality & quantity of sleep in both adults and children.