Sleep Apnea

Very likely causes nightmares and insomnia.

Elevated homocysteine can be a cause [1]

Obstructive

IL-6 involved [2]

Due to adenoids hypertrophy

Hepcidin correlated [3] which may mean obstructive sleep apnea is caused by iron overload.

Haemophilus and Capnocytophaga higher in sleep apnea patients [4].

Chlamydia pneumoniae also implicated in a portion of cases.

Viral and bacterial causes including adenovirus [5]

Central

Thiamine may be involved [6].

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