Posted by Leanna on July 01, 2001 at 21:56:55:
In Reply to: What is a RERA? posted by Linda on July 01, 2001 at 18:32:36:
RERA stands for "respiratory effort related arousal." These are EEG arousals which aren't associated with a clear-cut apnea or hypopnea but often just a very slight change in your airflow or respiratory effort. It's good to see that the lab reported these disruptions in your sleep as many labs overlook them since they're often very subtle. In the lab I work in, we believe RERA's are important since they do cause your sleep to be fragmented and can contribute to excessive daytime sleepiness.
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