Sleep apnea is a severe sleep disorder that occurs when breathing is interrupted during sleep. It is a common condition in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur more than 30 times or an hour. Typically, normal breathing then again starts pauses, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. In many cases, an apnea, or temporary pause in breathing, is caused due to the collapsing of tissue in the back of the throat. The muscles of the upper airway relax when people fall asleep. Not every person who snores has sleep apnea, and not everyone who has sleep apnea snores. Sleep apnea can make you feeling tired or unrefreshed when wake up in the morning even though you have had a full night of sleep.
- Track 1-1 Types of Sleep Apnea
- Track 2-2 Causes of Sleep Apnea
- Track 3-3 Treatment involved in Sleep Apnea