Sleep Apnea / Hypopnea and CPN...
And particularly anyone with a medical, scientific background or knowledge - this is an inquiry.
I have recently been diagnosed with a pretty severe case of Obstructive Sleep Apnea - and will be treated with CPAP soon.
I've learned that during a sleep apnea event - which can happen frequently during sleep (over 35 times per hour for me apparently) - that blood oxygen saturation levels can fall, some times a lot.
I also did just bit of research and found that Chlamydia Pnuemonia is Anaerobic.
The questions I have are - 1. Is the lowering of blood oxygen levels significant enough and relevent when the active phase of CPN is when it is within a cell to help a germ that is Anaerobic. and 2. If it is enough to provide an advantage or some kind of "shelter" to the germ - is it possible that sleep apnea could explain why some folks recover more quickly than others (e.g. folks without sleep apnea).
Rick does snore (a potential sign of sleep apnea) - and I've suggested he get checked for sleep apnea soon. Apparently - sleep apnea is nothing to snore about - it can be (and is for me) pretty serious.
Thank you ahead of time for your thoughts.