What is Sleep Apnea Syndrome?
Sleep apnea is a very common sleep disorder where a person pauses breathing once or several times or has shallow breaths while asleep.
Pauses in breathing can be for a few seconds to even minutes. They can often happen five to thirty times or even more in an hour. Naturally, normal breathing resumes once again, and it is sometimes accompanied by a choking sound or loud snort.
The condition is usually a chronic disorder that disrupts one’s sleep. One can get out of deep sleep and move into light sleep as their breathing becomes shallow or pauses for a few minutes.