Sleep Apnea: Meaning, Diagnosis and Overview

Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. It is a chronic condition that disrupts your sleep.Types Obstructive sleep apnea: it is a common type of sleep this condition the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. This causes shallow breathing or breathing pauses. People with obstructive sleep apnea snore loudly.Central sleep apnea: is a much less common type of sleep apnea. This occurs when the brain fails to signal the muscles that control breathing. People with central sleep apnea seldom snore.Complex sleep apnea: is a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.