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Sleep Apnea is a type of sleep disorder characterized by (pauses in breathing) or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep. While sleeping, each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from at least ten seconds to several minutes (known as stopped breathing).

Bottom Line: Daytime Sleepiness / Restless Sleep / Fatigue

Many times Heavy (Loud) Snoring occurs because breathing is interrupted by a physical block to airflow. The muscle tone of the body ordinarily relaxes during sleep, and at the level of the throat the human airway is composed of collapsible walls of soft tissue which can obstruct breathing during sleep. 

Sleep Apnea is one of the main health problems that is ignored by many people by refusing to take a Sleep Study when Sleep Disorder is has been detected.

When someone tells you that you stop breathing and sometimes chocking while you are sleeping, you should take it very serious, because something seriously is happening to your body while you are sleeping.

Another issue with Sleep Apnea is after some people have been diagnose and provided with a breathing (CPAP) machine, they do not use it every night because the mask in not comfortable. But like everything else, it is something they can get use to in time.