Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts. You might have sleep apnea if you snore loudly, and you are feeling tired even after a full night’s sleep.
The main types of sleep apnea are as follows:
- Obstructive sleep apnea, the prevalent form that occurs when throat muscles relax.
- Central sleep apnea, which happens when your brain does not send appropriate signals to the muscles that control breathing.
- Complex sleep apnea syndrome, also called treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.