Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder which can be very serious. It happens when a person’s breathing stops during sleep.
If this condition is left untreated, particularly if it is a regular occurrence, it means the brain, along with the rest of the body is being denied oxygen and this can be very serious.
There are two types of sleep Apnea:
Obstructive sleep Apnea. This is a common form which is caused by a blockage of the airways often when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses during sleep.
Central Sleep Apnea. When the brain fails to signal the muscles to breathe due to instability in the respiratory control centre.
If you notice this for yourself or your loved ones, make sure you seek advice from a medical practitioner.