Is there a condition similar to sleep apnea that resolves on its own over time? From what I've read, sleep apnea only worsens with age & weight gain. I seem to be getting better without treatment, so I assume I don't have sleep apnea & instead have something that presents itself in much the same way as sleep apnea. I recall constantly being tired when I was younger. I'd often wake up just as tired as I was when I went to bed the night before. I can't say that I wake up rested now, but I definitely haven't had as many nights when I wake up certain that I didn't sleep during the night. ...Is it possible that since I was still growing the apnea had more of an affect on me than it does now that I am an adult? _______________ If what I've read & been told is accurate, the body doesn't get enough oxygen if it is afflicted with iron deficiency anemia. Can the deprivation of oxygen due to sleep apnea & the poor supply of heathy red blood cells due to iron deficiency anemia cause any long-term effects that cannot be reversed or treated?