Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. The most common signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas include:
Loud snoring, which is usually more prominent in obstructive sleep apnea
Episodes of breathing cessation during sleep witnessed by another person.
Treatments for obstructive sleep apnea may include: Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), Expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP), Oral appliances and surgery.