Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing
repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. You may have sleep apnea if you
snore loudly and you feel tired even after a full night's sleep.
There are two main types of sleep apnea:
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs when throat muscles relax during sleep restricting airflow. Apart from greatly affecting sleep, obstructive sleep apnea is linked to many other diseases and health problems including, high blood pressure,heart disease and cancer.
Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)
Central Sleep Apnea occurs when the brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation
The symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas may overlap, making
the type of sleep apnea more difficult to diagnose.
Consult a medical professional if you experience any of the above symptoms.