Sleep experts are divided on how the body naturally gets tired, and some claim that there is only one way to get tired, that is, sleep. Sleep apnea (also known as narcolepsy) is not a medical condition, but is associated with a decrease in the amount of REM sleep, so it is thought to have nothing to do with sleep. If someone is diagnosed with narcolepsy, then it means that they are unable to stay asleep when asked to do so. It is often said that narcolepsy makes you sleepy at night, but that is not a valid explanation for why you sleep less at night than people who have a more normal sleep pattern. Sleep apnea is treated using medications, and this is also the case with a number of people who have been diagnosed with narcolepsy. If you have narcolepsy, you may also be treated with medications to treat your sleep apnea. There is nothing magical about how much sleep you need, but there are things that will help you to become tired sooner, and that will improve the quality of your sleep. A healthy sleep is something to strive for, and for those of you who are working towards a healthy sleep, I encourage you to work towards improving your quality of sleep, and to be diligent in monitoring your sleep quality.